Bangalore Urban 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.
330 youth were provided with skills development training in computers, electric wiring, driving, and higher education, and 135 youth attended career guidance sessions. We also organized a job fair where 13 youth found jobs. We conducted health education classes in the community for 345 community members to teach them ways to improve the health and nutrition of their children. 473 children in the community were assessed for malnutrition by 40 health workers whom we trained in child and maternal health and nutrition screening. We repaired a critical school water system to make the environment clean and healthy for students. To improve the quality of education, we built, renovated, and furnished schools with learning materials and sanitary latrines. Community leaders took part in a series of meetings that equipped them to handle cases of child abuse and child rights violations.
Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene