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: 

Child Protection
  • 35 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 857 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 10,142 children are participating in clubs to develop new skills, have fun and build friendships
  • 304 clubs are giving children a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • This community has a disaster risk reduction plan in place to help all be prepared in the case of a natural disaster
  • 1,012 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,576 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 1,576 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 16,152 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 260 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 250 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1,100 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 1,659 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 24 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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.