Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli'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: 

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.
Child Protection
  • 9142 children are now participating in children's groups
  • 184 children's groups functioning well
  • 6391 children attended a Life School For Transformational Development program
  • 35 communities have appropriate local level advocacy approaches to protect the rights of children
  • 60 communities created functional child protection units
  • 57 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.
  • 7 child health or protection issues were reported and addressed by community groups, helping more boys and girls have their needs met.
  • 1 action plan was developed by local community advocates, allowing more people to be involved in their community's development.
  • 9142 school-aged children completed life skills workshops, helping them learn a variety of skills such as leadership and creative thinking.
  • 6391 boys and girls took part in faith-based activities, deepening their understanding of God's love for them, others and nature.
Health and Nutrition
  • 1000 adolescents participated in various health programmes, helping them learn more about good habits to stay healthy.
  • 6 assessments from community monitoring on health issues were presented to the local government, helping identify and bring about improvements needed.
  • 425 pregnant women registered for prenatal classes, helping more expectant mothers and their babies to stay healthy.
  • 12 children whose upper arm measurement indicated malnutrition have now achieved a healthier weight, helping them to have a stronger start in life.
  • 620 adolescent girls are taking weekly iron-folic acid supplements, helping to improve their nutrition and health.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 559 mothers learned and understood the importance of clean water, sanitation and good hygiene, helping them protect children from diarrhoea and diseases.
  • 74 households have access to safe and protected water sources, providing families with year-round access to clean drinking water.
  • 4754 community members attended health and hygiene training sessions, learning better ways, such as proper handwashing, to protect themselves from diseases.
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Rae Bareli

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 Rae Bareli

To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:

  • Educate community members about the importance of education for children, especially girls.
  • Provide support for functional literacy skills for women.
  • Ensure that children who dropped out of school receive opportunities to continue their education.
  • Establish child friendly spaces and early childhood education centres, and strengthen them with improved equipment and infrastructure.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Partner with community-based organizations and the Ministry of Health to conduct health education classes and appraisal for children.
  • Ensure that severely malnourished children receive rehabilitation and improved food.
  • Provide parents with nutrition training and support to improve family diet.
  • Promote preventive care measures, like immunization and breastfeeding.
  • Emphasize the importance of nutrition and care for girls, who are less valued and often overlooked according to the cultural precedent.

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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Rae Bareli,  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.