Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli'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 Rae Bareli community is located in one of the poorest districts of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India. Many families, women and children in particular, are at risk because they belong to Scheduled Castes (formerly called untouchables). Women and children are less valued in the community as a result.

In this largely agricultural community, farming families earn very little. They do not have the knowledge or resources to improve production and are forced to sell products cheaply to middlemen, since they do not have direct access to markets. Insufficient food, poor sanitation, and a lack of safe water leave many children malnourished and susceptible to common illnesses like diarrhea and respiratory infections. Illiteracy is high, causing parents to undervalue education for their children.
  • 1,621 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 130 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 45 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 3,211 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 130 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities               
  • 6,380 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication               
  • 19 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 931 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 359 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 685 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 800 children were vaccinated to protect themselves against preventable diseases
  • 35 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 210 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 525 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens 
  • 105 gardens are in place to help families, community groups or schools provide nutritious food for children
  • 1,872 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 1 water source is providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 880 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 100 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 4,325 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy