Sindhuli West

Sindhuli West'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 rural community of Sindhuli West is home to 23,018 people 11,691 of whom are children. Although most families earn their income through agriculture, only 13% report having enough food to last them the year. Traditional farming and a lack of knowledge and skills on the latest agricultural techniques keeps farmers from improving their income and leaves many children malnourished. Childhood diseases due to poor sanitation and hygiene are common.

Almost all school buildings, health posts and houses are built in landslide-prone areas. Constructed using stone and mud, most structures cannot withstand landslides or earthquakes. Deforestation is another growing practice that degrades the environment and robs it of important natural resources.
Child Protection
  • 65 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services, like health and schooling
  • 7 collaborative events were organized for child-friendly local governance
  • 10 action plans for education were presented to local governments, giving communities more opportunity to improve formal schooling for children.
  • 232 members of the community were reached through education awareness campaigns, helping them learn why all children should go to school.
Health and Nutrition
  • 1379 mothers or caregivers attended mother support groups
  • 58 caregivers with underweight children attended nutrition training, learning how to provide healthy meals that support children's growth.
  • 1302 boys and girls had their height and weight checked, allowing health workers to monitor if children are growing healthy and getting good nutrition.
  • 83 youth were trained in nutrition and nutrition-related topics
  • 3 local health institutions provided growth monitoring as well as regular infant and young child feeding counseling
  • 2 birthing centres now have a skilled birth attendant on staff
  • 2 local health facilities and birthing centres now have essential equipment for maternal and child health, and nutrition
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Economic Development
To improve jobs, incomes and business development in Sindhuli West, World Vision will help to:
  • Equip farmers with updated technology and training to improve their harvests and income
  • Improve financial literacy of marginalized families and introduce them to savings groups
  • Strengthen the capacity of agriculture cooperatives and improve irrigation facilities for farmers
  • Help farmers get connected to markets and networks to increase profits from their goods

Health Care
To improve the well-being of children and their mothers, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Conduct health and nutrition sessions to rehabilitate malnourished children and teach mothers about proper diet Increase mothers awareness of safe practices and promote outreach clinics
  • Advocate for improved health facilities, protected water sources and community management of childhood illnesses
  • Promote personal hygiene and environmental sanitation to reduce the prevalence of childhood disease

To help children access a quality education, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Engage parents to prioritize education and development, especially for children under the age of four
  • Improve the learning environment in early childhood centres and primary schools for students
  • Increase accessibility of early childhood centres and improve number of students who graduate
  • Strengthen classroom literacy and improve core reading skills, especially for students in early grades

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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 Sindhuli West

Economic Development
In Sindhuli West, farmers struggle to improve their income. Overall, many growers have low agriculture production because of outdated practices. They lack access to technical information on modern practices that will improve their yields. They also need more information to practice good soil management. Because farming is difficult, fewer and fewer youth are taking up the profession, opting instead to migrate outside the country for work.

It is also a challenge for families to access financial services and many do not have the means to practice saving. Although there are savings groups and co-operatives in place, farmers have little to no access. To improve their businesses, growers need support to access and establish themselves in market networks.

Health Care
Children in the community are poorly nourished. Many families need more education to understand the importance of a balanced, diversified diet and proper food preparation and good feeding practices using locally available foods. Marginalized families in particular struggle to secure enough food for their children.

Because of rigid work demands, many mothers are unable to breastfeed enough, setting their children's growth and development back from the beginning. Mothers often do not receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, delivery and post-natal services. Traditional family roles put women at a disadvantage as they are not empowered to seek out health services on their own. Limited access to information also means sanitation and hygiene practices are poor, making childhood illness common.

Students in Sindhuli West are challenged from the very start. Early childhood education and development centres are few and do not have enough learning resources for students or teachers. Generally, education for children under four is not a priority, especially for parents suffering extreme poverty. A strong emphasis on developing reading and writing skills pulls focus from other important areas such as social and cognitive development.

Overall, creating a child-centred learning environment for children is difficult for schools. Many children are otherwise engaged with household chores and their families do not see attendance as a key priority. Schools themselves lack the resources and training needed to create an engaging, child-friendly atmosphere and management committees are often inactive. Education for girls is not seen as a priority, often forcing them to attend to household chores or work as domestic helpers.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Sindhuli West,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.