Barabanki 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.


700 families with malnourished children attended nutrition education classes and started growing gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for their children. 288 pregnant women received the recommended amount of prenatal care visits, vaccines, and supplements to provide optimum health for their babies and themselves. 738 children gained access to safe drinking water when we added 14 hand pumps in each of the target villages. These new water sources reduced the incidence of waterborne illnesses. To support new initiatives in community sanitation, we provided 105 households with their own toilets. 1,000 adolescent girls received hygiene kits and were trained in personal hygiene habits such as handwashing and dental care. 134 girls received bicycles to help them continue their studies rather than drop out of school due to a lack of transportation. To increase their employment opportunities, 73 youth were trained in leadership, vocational skills, and career building. 1,456 children attended classes at our 39 new tutoring centers and improved their school performance. We formed 60 children's clubs to raise awareness of child rights, health, education, and environmental issues. For example, we provided 960 children with a mango saplings activity book to teach them to care for the trees.

Cross-cutting issues

Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy


  • India>Uttar Pradesh


  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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