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Area Development Programmes
 

Sustainable Solutions to Poverty


World Vision's primary approach to poverty alleviation through transformational development is called 'area development programme' (ADP). Each ADP focuses on a geographical area and covers a population of 20,000 to 1,00,000 people. It is a long-term involvement of 12-15 years, rooted in the community and in partnership with the civil society, NGOs and the Government.


World Vision India consciously focuses on people groups and areas in our country that are socio-economically vulnerable. Hence majority of the ADPs in rural and isolated tribal areas specially focus on the unreached, marginalized and disadvantaged people.


ADPs focus on the needs of children tackling child mortality rates, their health, and education. Providing access to water for drinking and agriculture, building food security and household resilience through income generation and access to credit, directly impacts the well being of children. Every community is also sensitised on aspects of environment, gender, persons with challenges, care for the vulnerable and peace building. The communities are involved in designing and implementing the long term programme.


The chief aim of the ADP is to empower the people so that they can eventually own (meaning self-manage) their development process. We seek to place ownership and resources in the hands of the community based organizations (CBOs) and to build their capabilities. The CBOs include Women federations, Development Committees, Yuvak Mandals, Child Parliaments, Self Help Groups, Child Protection Committees, Children Clubs etc.


While this approach facilitates the sustainable transformational development of the communities, the main focus of this development is the well being of children. The building up of the community in this fashion facilitates the equitable development of every child in the community, bringing with it a promise of a life filled with dignity, justice, peace and hope.




Responding to Every Major Disaster
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A swift and effective relief response when a major disaster strikes is a World Vision expertise. World Vision has responded to every major disaster in India since 1977, starting with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, the Latur earthquake, the Super Cyclone in Orissa, the Gujarat Earthquake, the Tsunami, Kashmir Earthquake, the Bihar Floods and many other disasters.


With a capacity to respond quickly to disasters, World Vision is usually one of the first humanitarian agencies on the ground.  World Vision continues to stay with the people throughout their rehabilitation and helps them rebuild their lives, until they are back on their feet again.


In these relief situations, World Vision works in close coordination with the government, other NGOs and the communities affected by disasters. Our programmes include emergency assistance, community rehabilitation, psychosocial care, economic recovery and infrastructure building.



A Voice for Children: Influencing through Advocacy
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World Vision India's advocacy initiatives are focused on creating an environment - societal, legislative and temporal - that facilitates every girl and boy reaching his or her fullest potential. While rights awareness and rights education at the grass roots levels help communities claim what is rightfully theirs, national level advocacy around issues of children, especially those in crisis, are focused on bringing about equitable implementation of policies as well as influencing policy debates.


World Vision advocates for the children at the highest policy levels of the country. World Vision India has been made a member of various Government working groups and committees at the national and district levels. Some of the key memberships at the national level are listed below.


World Vision India is part of the Planning Commission Working Group on Women's Empowerment and Child Development. This group provides input to the Planning Commission on issues of children and women, to be incorporated into the 11th five-year plan


World Vision India is also part of the NGO steering committee of the National Disaster Management Authority, the premier agency dealing with disaster relief and preparedness in India.





 
 
 
 
 
 
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