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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Lucknow's Community News

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: 

  • 2,430 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 81 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 2,672 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 37 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 366 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 3,531 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 1,445 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 165 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 33 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 20,662 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Explore Lucknow

current conditions

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

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.