Lucknow's Community News

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Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 

Child Protection
  • 9620 children are now participating in children's groups
  • 202 children's groups functioning well
  • 2343 children attended a Life School For Transformational Development program
  • 131 communities have appropriate local level advocacy approaches to protect the rights of children
  • 40 communities created functional child protection units
  • 45 communities with a plan to improve the lives of children, so the community can address issues that impact the well-being of girls and boys.
  • 51 action plans were developed by local community advocates, allowing more people to be involved in their community's development.
  • 8 early childhood development centres are up and running, giving more preschool-aged children access to early education.
  • 4664 school-aged children completed life skills workshops, helping them learn a variety of skills such as leadership and creative thinking.
  • 2343 boys and girls took part in faith-based activities, deepening their understanding of God's love for them, others and nature.
Health and Nutrition
  • 1926 adolescent girls are taking weekly iron-folic acid supplements, helping to improve their nutrition and health.
  • 32 children whose upper arm measurement indicated malnutrition have now achieved a healthier weight, helping them to have a stronger start in life.
  • 10 campaigns and events took place so the community could discuss health issues, allowing adults and children to speak up on issues affecting them.
  • 171 local volunteers are actively engaged in health, nutrition and sanitation services, helping their community know more about health issues.
  • 14 assessments from community monitoring on health issues were presented to the local government, helping identify and bring about improvements needed.
  • 209 Partnerships supported by World Vision to strengthen systems to reduce childhood malnutrition and illnesses
  • 41 healthcare facilities are fully functional, meeting the Indian Public Health Standards needed to serve patients.
  • 479 pregnant women registered for prenatal classes, helping more expectant mothers and their babies to stay healthy.
  • 20898 adolescents participated in various health programmes, helping them learn more about good habits to stay healthy.
  • 2049 girls and boys were helped by small-scale projects managed by community and youth groups, helping improve their lives and well-being.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 8856 community members attended health and hygiene training sessions, learning better ways, such as proper handwashing, to protect themselves from diseases.
  • 27 households have access to safe and protected water sources, providing families with year-round access to clean drinking water.
  • 10054 mothers learned and understood the importance of clean water, sanitation and good hygiene, helping them protect children from diarrhoea and diseases.

*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Lucknow

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Lucknow

Schools in poor condition, a lack of teaching materials, child labour, and early marriage have led to high absenteeism and dropout rates. Children who are not engaged in their community are more vulnerable to risky behaviours such as drug taking. Women and children are often abused. Many women cannot read or write, and they feel powerless to change their children’s lives.

Overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions, poor housing, and the absence of basic facilities harm children’s health. Nearly 60 per cent of children younger than 3 are underweight. Less than 5 per cent of people have access to safe drinking water, and fewer than a quarter of all homes have proper latrines. Malaria, pneumonia, and tuberculosis are prevalent.

Community Development
Families in the Lucknow project have a deep desire to improve health, education, and economic status—but a lack of leadership training and weak community structure further entrenches poverty. People are not equipped to lobby for the services and infrastructure that would improve their lives, and there are few effective ways to protect vulnerable families.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Lucknow,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.