World Vision Hong Kong in India (2018)

World Vision Hong Kong in India (2018)

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In recent years, India has made significant progress economically, with the country’s economic growth becoming more self-reliant and stable. However, development has not been even among different population groups and geographic areas. While the country has largely reduced poverty, there are still 176 million poor people who are in need of help. The needs for development remain and the whole world will be looking at how India meets these needs.

World Vision started its work in India in as early as 1951. By the 1970s, World Vision India was already actively involved in community development and relief responses. At the moment, World Vision has 113 Area Development Programmes across 25 states and union territories, impacting the lives of over 280,000 sponsored children and their families.

In 2018, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$50.3 million to support 7 ADPs and 11 other projects in India, benefiting over 1,119,000 people.

2018 Work Highlights

Area Development Programmes (ADP)

World Vision Hong Kong supported 7 ADPs to improve the livelihoods of children and their families, and encouraged their active participation in the process of building a sustainable community.

Health

  • Educated more than 26,800 mothers on water, sanitation, hygiene and diarrhoea management, as well as promoting hygiene and behaviour change through community-based sanitation awareness campaigns, which benefitted about 23,100 participants.
  • Provided training on nutrition for parents and caregivers, helping over 4,700 under-five children recover from malnutrition.

Child Protection

  • Organised children’s groups for more than 23,800 children to learn essential skills and child rights, and exchange ideas.
  • Trained over 7,300 parents on positive parenting, which helps them care for their children better and improve parent-child relationships.

Education

  • Organised summer camps to educate over 23,100 children on moral values such as respecting elders, obeying parents and caring for others.
  • More than 10,200 children completed the activity-based Life Skills Education for Transformation programme, where they learned about interpersonal relationship, effective communication, goal setting, leadership, decision making and problem solving and other skills to overcome challenges in real life.

Livelihoods

  • Provided training for more than 1,400 farmers and helped them adopt soil and water conservation practice to obtain sustainable harvest.

Funding (HK$): $32,978,330; No. of Beneficiaries: 373,690

Health Projects for the Prevention of HIV and Tuberculosis

  • Educated about 4,200 children, youth and caregivers on HIV and drug abuse prevention, and provided support for about 8,270 people living with HIV.
  • Referred about 4,600 presumptive tuberculosis cases for diagnosis test and conducted follow up visits to more than 2,000 tuberculosis patients on treatment.

Funding (HK$): $7,101,750; No. of Beneficiaries: 440,440

Health Projects

  • Provided monthly growth monitoring services for about 8,900 children under 2 and referred those who were malnourished for treatment.
  • Educated about 8,500 adolescents on health and menstrual hygiene through community activities.

Funding (HK$): $4,989,220; No. of Beneficiaries: 231,160

Child Labour Rescue Project

  • Helped improve the learning motivation and capacity of over 3,300 out-of-school children in slums through 75 remedial education centres, which enabled them to re-enrol in formal education or attend vocational training instead of working as child labourers.

Funding (HK$): $687,560; No. of Beneficiaries: 48,350

Floods Relief Projects

  • Provided dry ration kits, household kits, water and sanitation kits and shelter kits for more than 4,200 flood-affected families to meet their urgent needs.

Funding (HK$): $3,118,500; No. of Beneficiaries: 21,510

Drought Recovery and Agriculture Resilience Projects

  • Trained about 2,300 farmers on advanced agriculture techniques to increase yielding and conserve resources.
  • Supported about 380 farmers with high quality seeds and bio fertiliser.

Funding (HK$): $1,431,390; No. of Beneficiaries: 4,220

Total Funding (HK$): 50,306,750; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 1,119,370

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