Faridabad'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: 

The Faridabad community is an urban settlement located on the outskirts of Delhi. Families in these informal neighbourhoods face issues of overcrowding, factory waste, and pollution. Most residents are disadvantaged migrant families from other parts of India, as well as from countries like Nepal and Afghanistan. People are seeking a better life, but since they lack the necessary skills and education to find jobs in the city, families and children end up stuck. Most people work in menial temporary jobs as daily wage earners. Many parts of the community lack basic services like clean water and sanitation.
Child Protection
  • 79 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 8 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 8 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 162 life skills clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new things and have fun
  • 2,132 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 2,132 young people are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:

  • Improve school infrastructure, provide teaching aids, and establish community centres and child friendly spaces.
  • Establish bridge schools in partnership with school management committees to help working children return to school.
  • Implement remedial programs to help students in reading, writing, and math.
  • Teach parents about the value of their children's education, in partnership with parent-teacher associations.
  • Establish children's clubs and youth groups to teach children about their rights and responsibilities, and provide them with opportunities to express themselves.
  • Provide youth with life skills training and support them to develop their own plans and initiatives to improve life in their families and community.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:

  • Help parents attain birth registration for their children so that they can access public health care services.
  • Train parents in preventive health care practices, including nutrition and hygiene, as well as the management of common illnesses and when to seek medical help.
  • Train health care workers and improve local health clinics.

Water and Sanitation
In partnership with families and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:

  • Improve water, sanitation, and draining infrastructure in partnership with local government agencies.

Economic Development
To ensure parents in Faridabad can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:

  • Bring families together to form self-help groups, where group members pool their resources, learn about savings and credit, take collective responsibility for each other's economic development, and receive and repay small loans.
  • Provide training and support to establish and expand income-generating activities.
  • Train youth in vocational skills that are in demand in the city through youth self-help groups.
  • Develop partnerships between banks, employment readiness programs, and employment bureaus to ensure that community members access the support they need for business or job enhancement.