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Area Development Programmes

What are Area Development Programmes? ADPs are projects that are currently running in places where help is needed most. The funds that you and other famine fighters like you collectively manage to raise through the 24 hr famine are utilized in these programmes to help children with much needed food and nutrition.

The 24 hr famine that you do in any one of the seven cities, will support programs running in Jharkhand, Delhi, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The big impact that you make will actually be happening in these areas.

In Baruch, Gujarat, World Vision India through Baruch ADP works among 36 villages that struggle without access to health facilities, education, infrastructure and food. Widespread alcoholism, inadequate income and a topography unsuitable for agriculture are some of the major reasons for the lack of development in these villages.

  • 25% of children are child labourers
  • Lack of sanitation facilities
  • Malnutrition, anemia, impaired physical and mental development among women and children

Our Interventions

  • Improving nutrition and ensuring immunisation to reduce infant mortality rate
  • Ensuring food security in target communities
  • Conducting child protection and child rights awareness campaigns
  • Building capacities through training of community-based organisations
  • Offering prenatal and postnatal care advice to alleviate malnutrition
  • Offering better livelihood options for families with malnourished children, helping them provide adequate food for the children

Project Details:

  • Baruch ADP
  • Project No: 197176
  • Project Start Date: 2011
  • Project Location: Jhagadia block, Baruch District, Gujarat State
  • Project Direct Participants
  • Males: 15725
  • Females: 15739
  • Boys: 2958
  • Girls: 3501

Perambalur is one of the 29 districts of Tamil Nadu and is among the underdeveloped districts of the state. Inadequate infrastructure makes the district of Perambalur inaccessible. Agriculture is the main occupation here but people have very little knowledge of newer methods and technologies which could increase their produce.

Other challenges include::

  • Low literacy rate
  • Inaccessibility to schools due to lack of transport
  • Seasonal income
  • Alcoholism and the resulting conflicts

Our Interventions:

  • Organising health camps and check-ups and providing training on health and hygiene throughout the year.
  • Setting up tuition centres to improve literacy rate.
  • Encouraging school dropouts to attend non-formal education centres.
  • Providing cows and goats to villagers to improve their earning capacity.
  • Forming self help groups among women to encourage saving.
  • Improving infrastructure such as housing, electricity, approach roads, bridges, irrigation facilities and community halls.
  • Constructing bore wells to supply clean drinking water.
  • Fostering peace and harmony among the conflicting communities in the villages.

Project Details:

  • Perambalur
  • Project No: 171158
  • Project Start Date: October 1996
  • Population : 25, 000
  • District/State : Perambalur/Tamil Nadu

Marungapuri is the most backward block in the Trichy district of Tamil Nadu. There are poor infrastructure facilities, less access to information and Government schemes and fewer natural resources. The main occupation of the people in this block is agriculture and they depend on seasonal income. There is no perennial water source and hence drought is very prominent. As a result, there is increase in the rate of migration.

Other challenges include::

  • How wages
  • Unemployment
  • Fewer opportunities for alternative employment
  • Water scarcity
  • Lack of quality education
  • Lack of awareness on health, hygiene and nutrition
  • Lack of sanitation facilities at home

Our Interventions:

  • Provide educational supplements so that children will not dropout from school
  • Conduct coaching classes for children
  • Provide transportation facilities to enable children continue middle and high school
  • Renovate schools and provide better infrastructure so that children will have a comfortable ambience to study
  • Conduct life school for transformation and development (LSTD) for children
  • Conduct awareness programs on child labour, early marriage, alcoholism and other social evils prevalent in the society
  • Provide economic development assistance to families in need
  • Network with CBOs (Community Based Organizations)
  • Conduct various programmes for malnourished children

Project Details:

  • Marangapuri Project
  • Project No: 198743
  • Project Start Date: 2012
  • Project Location: Trichy district, Tamil Nadu

Godda, is one of the most backward districts of Jharkhand. Inhabited by Santhals, Malto and Paharia, the region is hilly, with very thin forest cover, and is for major parts inaccessible by roads. Remote with almost continuous rainfall and with scant means of communication, the area is plagued by widespread illiteracy, poverty and superstition.

Other challenges include::

  • Debt-ridden poor farmers
  • Lack of health and education facilities
  • Widespread superstition and very poor literacy rates

Our Interventions:

  • Implementing community based malaria and Kalazar (tropical fever) eradication programmes
  • Conducting health and hygiene classes and providing vitamin and iron tablets to children
  • Creating a health fund in villages so that people will make use of it during times of illness.
  • Working with the public health department to provide clean drinking water
  • Motivating the community to focus on literacy through a series of awareness programmes
  • Raising the literacy rate among girl children from 10% to 30%
  • Starting Balwadi centres and making provisions to enable children to attend school
  • Providing study materials and school uniforms for children
  • Conducting adult literacy classes in the evenings
  • Providing irrigation facilities so that villages can cultivate their land throughout the year thus increasing their incomes
  • Organising collaborations with the Block Development Officer (BDO) and district level officers to educate the communities on improved methods of cultivation
  • Providing goats and loans for starting small businesses to people
  • Conducting leadership training for the men and women of the community
  • Forming Mahila Mandals, youth groups and village development committees
  • Networking with government and other non governmental organisations to create an awareness among people about the resources available at the block and district levels

Project Details:

  • Godda ADP Project
  • Project No: 11-1710
  • Population: 50,000
  • Project Location: Godda, Jharkhand
  • People Group: Santhali, Paharia, Aari

Located between Brahmaputra and Nagaland, Jorhat is one of the largest towns in the state of Assam. The district spreads over 2852 sq.km. World Vision India has identified 6754 people in 8 slums of Jorhat. The living conditions in these slums are deplorable.

Other challenges include::

  • Unsafe roads and no potable water
  • Due to lack of good education and school infrastructure, there are a good number of dropouts
  • No safety for the children and adolescent girls
  • High incidences of malnourishment among children
  • Unhygienic practices and unhealthy surroundings
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers are unhealthy and lack awareness

Our Interventions:

  • Forming slum development committees, youth groups, women’s groups, adolescent groups, etc.
  • Involve in capacity building of community-based organisations (CBOs).
  • Training the community on human rights issues.
  • Creating awareness on child well-being.
  • Mapping of out-of-school children in the area and mainstream them through bridge school.

Project Details:

  • Jorhat Project
  • Project No: 194345
  • Start date : October 2010
  • District/State : Jorhat/Assam
  • People Group: Assamese, Bengalis, Tea Tribes, Misings, Nepali and Biharis

Dangs Area Development Programme works among 47 villages in Waghai Block of the Dangs District in Gujarat state. Dangs district receives the highest rainfall in the state, but lacks adequate water storage facilities. This results in shortage of safe drinking water as well as water for agriculture purpose. The landless farmers and labourers migrate seasonally in search of livelihood.

Other challenges include::

  • Most schools in the 47 villages offer only primary education with no proper infrastructure.
  • No awareness on hygiene and sanitation.
  • 59.95% of the population are malnourished in Dangs.
  • Children and women commonly suffer from scabies, anaemia, skin diseases and tuberculosis.

Our Interventions:

  • Conducting awareness programmes on health, nutrition and hygiene and other issues.
  • Improving access to education as well as the quality of education.
  • Establishing and training community-based organizations (CBOs).
  • Providing support and training to farmers for better harvest.
  • Providing economic development assistance to families in need.
  • Providing assistance to farmers for irrigation facilities.

Project Details:

  • Dangs Project
  • Project No: 200598
  • Start date : October 2014
  • People Group: Waghai-Ahwa

Melghat is a picturesque hill station in Amravati District, Maharashtra, high up in the Satpura Ranges. The area is resplendent with lush green teak forests where wild animals such as wild boars, bears and tigers roam.

Other challenges include::

  • Malnutrition deaths among children.
  • Water logging during monsoons leads to diseases such as malaria, cholera and diarrhoea
  • People turn to traditional practices instead of medical help
  • Unemployment and migration
  • School dropouts

Our Interventions:

  • Encourage people to avail the existing facilities at the Government primary health care centres.
  • Providing nutritional supplements to malnourished children
  • Organizing coaching camps for school-going children and dropouts. The dropout rate has been reduced by 15%.
  • Providing training in animal husbandry and improved agricultural methods.
  • Providing goats and milch animals to needy families in need.
  • Providing micro irrigation facilities for vegetable and fruit plots.
  • Providing vocational training in tailoring and driving for youth.
  • Providing revolving loans to start small businesses.
  • Providing roofing material to protect the villagers from heavy rains during the monsoons.

Project Details:

  • Melghat Project
  • Project No: 11-169958
  • Start Date: October 1995
  • Project Location: Amravati, Maharashtra
  • People Group: Korku, Gawali, Balai

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