Arunodaya (HOPE) 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.

Activities

Small business owners who were trained by World Vision on improving their tailoring and grocery shops raised their income levels so they could provide more nutritious food for their children. To increase food security for households with malnourished children, 612 families learned how to grow fruits and vegetables in household gardens and 822 families received dairy cows. 342 pregnant women received the recommended amount of prenatal care visits, vaccines, and supplements to provide optimum health for their babies and themselves. 1,776 children under age 5 reached a normal weight when they were treated using a special nutrition program that includes food and vitamin supplements, growth monitoring, and parent education. 80 people were tested for HIV and AIDS as a result of our awareness sessions on the importance of being tested and treated if positive. 9,060 adolescents in 12 high schools were educated on the importance of good hygiene to avoid disease. Students received health kits with soap, sanitary napkins, nail cutters, combs, and dental products. 2,886 students benefited when we partnered with the Department of Education to train teachers on improved teaching methods. To keep girls from dropping out of school, we constructed a latrine at a high school so girls there can have their privacy. 1,769 children in 12 villages attended our life-skills education program, where they were taught about preventing HIV, managing stress, getting along with others, and communicating effectively.

Cross-cutting issues

Advocacy

Locations

  • India>Maharashtra

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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