Bareilly (Bhuta) Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
150 mothers were trained to grow and prepare healthy foods to reduce malnutrition for their children. 30 families with malnourished children were provided with goats and trained on how to raise them. Goats are ideal for families because they can survive in harsh conditions, breed rapidly, and provide quality milk and meat. 72% of children identified as malnourished achieved a normal weight after they took part in a special nutrition program that includes food and vitamin supplements, growth monitoring, and parent education. 1,660 families were provided with a sanitary latrine for their home and trained on the importance of frequent handwashing to prevent disease. School children can now study even when it gets dark because we supplied the community with solar panels that power 109 households with two LED lights each. Families also received mobile chargers for the lights. 175 girls received bicycles to help them continue their studies rather than drop out of school due to a lack of transportation. Community members reported an increase in the number of girls attending school after a series of campaigns highlighting the importance of education. World Vision formed 21 children's clubs where children learned they have the right to receive education, healthcare, and protection.
Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Advocacy
- India>Uttar Pradesh
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene