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Annual Review 2011 - 2012 | World Vision India



Empowering communities to be Food Secure

About us
World Vision India is a Christian humanitarian organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. Started in Kolkata in the year in 1951, today World Vision India has its national headquarters in Chennai; we serve vulnerable children across 163 districts in 25 states and one union territory. World Vision India works alongside communities, the government, NGOs, CBOs and other partners in addressing challenges that children face- lack of access to education, lack of basic health, malnutrition, HIV and AIDs care, support and treatment. We are a national NGO registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act of 1975. Our approach Focus on Children: All relief and development work is focused on building the community capacity and linkages to provide children with opportunities to experience fullness of life. We pursue child well being through all our programmes. Grass root based: World Visions relief and development is community based. Our staff live in the communities, learning from them and working along with them to find solutions to issues of poverty. Partnering for Change: We partner with communities, children, Government, civil society, corporations, academia, faith based organizations to build a nation fit for children. World Vision has responded to every major disaster in India in the last few decades including the 2004 Tsunami, Kashmir earthquake and recurring flood situations in various States. World Vision India is a member of several networks and coalitions at various levels.

Our vision for every child; life in all its fullness Our prayer for every heart; the will to make it so

Pg from 02 Message the chair person and ___ the National director Pg 03 Ensuring ___ food security Pg Responding to 19 Malnutrition on a war footing ___ Pg 21 Highlights of the year ___

Micronutrients provide nourishment for the harvesters and the soil: Assam

of ladys Fingers: Rajasthan

A plentiful Harvest

Pg 18 ___

Economic Stability Women stood tall From daily wage labourers Nutrition and Income Generation
translates into every child getting enough food: Odisha to make food insecurity,history: Delhi to land owners: Tamil Nadu


World Vision indias Accountability report 2011-2012

Dear partners in transformation, Over the past year, we as a nation have had many occasions to hold our heads high. From winning laurels in sports to the common man standing up against corruption, the world watched us. However, amidst all these moments of pride, there was one pressing issue: a shame that the Prime Minister himself called a national shame malnutrition and children dying of hunger. For World Vision India, this years Annual Review No Child Hungry is both a statement of accomplishment and a statement of responsibility: accomplishment in seeing our advocacy efforts with partners to bring into focus the issue of malnutrition succeed, and responsibility a promise we have made to the children in the 5,300 communities where we work a responsibility to wipe the shame off the face of India. The good news, however, is that we are on the ground. Through innovative interventions, empowering women, equipping farmers and mobilising the community we have been able to ensure food security for thousands of children and families in our communities another small step towards bringing about fullness of life for every child. We want to thank you, civil society organisations, community based organisations, other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)s, academics, United Nations Institutions, church and other faith based organisations for partnering with us to continue our fight against poverty. We would like to thank the children, their families and their communities for trusting us with their well-being; we count it a privilege not taken for granted. We thank our sponsors and donors whose investments have made these changes possible. We would like to thank World Vision International for their partnership. We would also like to thank our staff, especially our front line staff who invest their time by living 24/7 in the communities we serve. Above all, we want to thank God for His amazing grace, protection and guidance over the last year His grace was ever sufficient. Best Wishes,

Vinod Khisty & (Chair of the Board)

Jayakumar Christian (National Director)

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Ensuring food security

India produces around 230 million tons of food grain per year, making it the third largest food grain producer in the world. Our country was declared self-sufficient in food production during the late 1970s. But more than 30 years after this landmark achievement, we are still ranked 67 of 84 countries in the Global Hunger Index. India is home to 47% of all the underweight children in the world. More than 5,000 children die every day in India due to preventable diseases and about 47% of adolescent girls are undernourished. World Vision India has been responding to Food Insecurity in the past few years by strengthening government systems and introducing innovative methods among some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities across India. To name a few: lift irrigation and effective micro organisms technology for farmers, leased out land ownership for landless labourers, etc The interventions have yielded life-transforming results, where communities are self-sufficient, women are empowered and children have nutritious food on their plate every day. These are those stories of transformation from hunger to abundance, and of communities that can now say No Child Hungry.

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A plentiful Harvest of lady Fingers: Rajasthan

In Kachla, a remote village of Banswara district in Rajasthan, World Vision Indias lift irrigation and agro-training raised the production of lady fingers (bhindi) from a low 5 kg to a record 250 kg per year, serving the family of Lalchand who continue to benefit from this unbelievable 5,000% increase. World Vision India through the Banswara Area Development Programme sent Lalchand and a few other farmers on an exposure trip to Gujarat to enhance their knowledge and skills in agricultural practices. It was there that this seasoned farmer learned a few new things about seedlings. Lalchand came back determined to practice what he had learned and decided to adopt hybrid seed cultivation. World Vision India then assisted him with pipes that brought irrigation to his fields. From then on, there was no looking back for this farmer, as the return from the cash crop helped him provide food for his children something which had been a real worry in the past. Looking at his children, Lalchand cant help but remember the past. I remember as a boy we would go without food for two days together. These boys are so lucky, he says. According to the farmers of Kachla, World Vision Indias lift irrigation project has increased the production of wheat to 3,000 kg, which is 500 kg more than last years yield. Now food sufficiency of the farmers has increased considerably, says KK BabuKutty, BanswaraProgramme Manager, and employee of World Vision India.

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Micronutrients provide nourishment for the harvesters and the soil: Assam
Effective Microorganisms technology involves the use of a wide variety of effective, beneficial and non-pathogenic microorganisms produced through a natural process. EM, as it is known, encourages the production of sufficient food of high quality, improves economic and holistic benefits for both farmers and consumers and conserves the environment. Like eleven other farmers in this village, Robin tried this technology two years ago, in 2010 and 2011. At first, the soil was very tight and dry, but after the application, the soil softened and was rejuvenated, resulting in increased crop quality and output, he said. For a man who had experienced food scarcity from his childhood days, seeing his ample granary offers a sense of security. Thinking of the past, he says, many times I was forced to work as a daily wage labourer outside the village to survive. Many times fear struck, as I saw the reality of a bleak future ahead of us. That fear did not last long as World Vision India caught up with the problems that threatened the life of the 36 families, including 48 sponsored children in Tepsia village. Since this technology was adopted by these farmers, they have experienced a food surplus throughout the entire year. In fact, now, in May 2012, they are still using the rice from the 2010 harvest and havent touched the 2011 harvest yet. The rice for 2012 is yet to be harvested. Additionally, to address food insecurity during the lean days, World Vision India provided support in the form of Cash for Work, where villagers are paid wages for clearing their forest lands. We also provided the banana saplings that proved to be a source of extra income and another experimental crop for EMTM technology. The success of this organic farming has caused Robin and the entire village to think about growing rubber and other cash crops, perhaps, as a holistic village enterprise. In some ways, EMTM has not only rejuvenated the soil but has brought about social and economic revival in the village.

An increase in rice production from 150 to 400 kg over a period of two years calls for a celebration in the home of farmer Robin Khatar in Upper Tepsia village, Assam. So what is the reason behind this increase? Back in 2009 Robin was a worried man. His wife was pregnant with their firstborn son. Not having enough food to eat, life was

extremely difficult for the family. I remember the days when we missed one or two meals those were difficult times, says Robins wife. But those worrying times are gone. Today, food is aplenty after Robin embraced the organic farming technology introduced by World Vision Indias Amri Area Development Programme.

The success of this organic farming is pushing Robin and the entire village here to think about growing rubber and other cash crops

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The swelling of profits translates into every child in the village receiving enough food and more young adults going to college.

into every Economic translates child getting enough Stability food: Odisha
The sleepy village of Bacchapur is now awake to the sound of the rice grinding machine and power tiller. Ever since the arrival of these machines, the amount of rice and other agricultural produce harvested has increased and the farmers have received a decent profit, bringing stability to the village economy and ensuring food supply. viable, says Sukant Malik, President of the Club. The formation of a Farmers Club by World Vision India enabled the organisation to assess the situation and look into the need for purchasing a machine of their own. This initiative also meant that the 45 farmers who are part of the Club headed by Malik have an organised support system and are in a position to help others outside the village. This farming project also means that the man in the drivers seat, Bhubani Malik(in the picture opposite), father of a sponsored child, now has a regular job to support his family. Before this, I tried my hand at the fish vending business but that did not work. Bhubanis place in the Farmers Club means that his family will never go hungry and that his familys future and that of the village will never be as bleak as it was before.

The swelling of profits translates into every child in the village receiving enough food and more young adults going to college. The work of World Vision Credit also goes to the Farmers India through the Nirman Area Development Programme has Club which made this possible. helped many farmers stand on In the past, the farmers of their own feet and has also helped Bacchapur travelled long distances in securing food supply for the to grind their rice. It used to be entire village. expensive and not economically

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Their lives are gradually changing. There are now no worries regarding food

heR children eat daily and fresh vegetables are cooked at home.

Women stood tall to make food insecurity history: Delhi

A tale of two cities the New Delhi of the affluent who use the facility of the second best airport in the world, and the other Delhi of the slum dwellers who find it hard to have three square meals a day. Trying to bridge this gap, World Vision India, through the Delhi Child Restoration Project and South Delhi Area Development Programme, started working among the slum dwellers. Among them was Lajja, a mother of two, who was forced to pick

rags for survival, and Gulabi, who struggled after she lost her husband to jaundice three years ago. In the past, both these women wondered how they would feed their children. Now they can think of having mattar (peas) paneer every once in a while. These two mothers have come a long way. For Lajja, the challenges were tough. Poverty back home in Uttar Pradesh led her into a marriage that landed her in a strange urban


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sprawl and she remembers how hunger would force her to eat the grains that field rats stored. Often the earnings of her husband did not reach her. One of the ways that World Vision India became involved in the community was to set up a womens small business group, which gave loans to members. Lajja acquired a loan to buy a goat and sells the milk, and this is adding to the familys income. Lajja has also seen changes in her husband; he has begun contributing to the familys financial needs. Their life is gradually changing and there are now no worries regarding food. In the case of Gulabi, she was left to fend for herself after her husbands death. As part of the livelihood income generation programme, World Vision India gave her a pushcart for selling vegetables and financial assistance for housing and education.

Both these women have benefited from World Vision Indias training on personality development, savings, prioritising hygiene, nutrition and education, helping them to do what they thought impossible in the past. The situation in both households has now drastically improved. The children eat daily and fresh vegetables are cooked at home. Children seldom fall sick and food insecurity is a thing of the past.


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From daily wage labourers to land owners: Tamil Nadu

Today we feel so proud that we work in our own lands

status. In India, about 650 million people live directly off the land and 80 per cent of them own less than two hectares of land. In other words, the land provides livelihood and food security for more than 65 per cent of the people in India. World Vision India saw the power of land ownership for these farmers as a source of livelihood and food security. It started Self Help Groups (SHGs) among women to inculcate in them the habit of saving. Poonthalir, one of the SHGs, took out a loan of Rs. 75,000 from a bank with World Vision Indias help to lease four acres of cultivable land. They worked hard and repaid the bank loan within a year and also reaped a bumper harvest, which hence belonged to them. Seeing the success of the Poonthalir SHG, the other SHGs approached World Vision India for help. Over the years this process of taking land on lease for cultivation has become a revolution of sorts in these areas. Today, World Vision India has given out over Rs. 1,62,50,996 to help enable communities, mostly women, to either lease or buy land. Today, more than 2,000 women from 154 SHGs have taken on lease about 895 acres of land for cultivation. Of these, 30 SHGs have become proud owners of 179 acres of land . All this after they have paid back all the bank loans they had taken out! There was a time when we used to wait outside the land owners house for almost the whole day to receive our daily wages of Rs. 50. We were like their slaves; we had to do whatever they asked us to do. Today we feel so proud to work on our own lands, said Sathya, who is part of the Poonthalir SHG that started it all.

We didnt have anything to eat while we worked in the fields. Around afternoon, the landlord would send some biscuits and tea for us through his servants. That is all we had for lunch. And for dinner we soaked boiled rice in water and drank it as this was all we could afford, recalls Meenambikai, who, like most people in the villages in Mannargudi, was a landless farmer working as a daily wage labourer.

Though the primary occupation and livelihood of more than 95% of the population in Mannargudi is agriculture, most farmers here do not own land; instead they work as daily wage labourers in other peoples fields. This has made life extremely difficult for them. They were paid very low wages, their children did not get an opportunity to go to school and debts piled up as a result of borrowing money from

moneylenders. Their entire lives were highly dependent on the land. Owning a piece of cultivable land is the most important thing for any farmer in India. A farmer who does not own a piece of land is often paralysed economically as is his family for generations. Apart from its value as a productive factor, land ownership serves as collateral and confers social


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Nutrition and Income Generation

As evening falls, 35-year-old Mariamma carefully arranges the huge milk cans, wipes the lactometer and waits for people from in and around her village to deliver milk. She is in charge of World Vision India and IMPACTs Milk Collection Center. of income apart from the money that we earned during those four months, says Mariamma. Almost every family in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. However, because the farmers here are dependent on the monsoon rains for their fields, the period of cultivation was always small. In a year, we would do agriculture for only about four months. After which we didnt have any other source To provide an alternate source of income, World Vision India through its micro-finance organization, IMPACT, gave out 75 cows on loan, costing more than Rs. 14,00,000 in total. The cows were given to some of the poorest families in the community. In addition, IMPACT and World Vision India liaised with different companies and started a Milk Collection Center in the village. Every day we receive around 120 liters in the morning and

80 liters in the evening. We pay about Rs.18 per liter. Despite the competition to sell their milk outside, people always come here to sell their milk, because we (World Vision India and IMPACT) were the ones to help them first when they were in need, says Mariamma with a smile. Today, because every house in the village has at least two cows, there are rarely lean periods. Selling the cows milk helps each family with their income and also provides a nutritious drink for their children.


Innovative Microfinance for poverty alleviation and Community transformation (iMpact)

Today, because every house in the village has at least two cows, there are rarely lean periods... and children also get a nutritious drink

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Responding to Malnutrition on a war footing

Apart from advocating at the policy level through the Child Health Now advocacy campaign, World Vision India is addressing malnutrition in our programmes with the utmost priority. India has some of the worst malnutrition statistics in the world. 47 percent of Indias children below the age of three years are malnourished (underweight). The World Bank puts the number probably conservatively at 60 million. This is out of a global estimated total of 146 million. 47 percent of Indian children under five are categorised as moderately or severely malnourished. Malnutrition impedes motor, sensory, cognitive and social development, so malnourished children will be less likely to benefit from schooling, and will consequently have lower incomes as adults. The most damaging effects of under-nutrition occur during pregnancy and the first two years of a childs life. This damage is irreversible; hence dealing with malnutrition in the first two years of a childs life is crucially important. From March 2011, World Vision India has adopted an integrated approach, which includes a baseline survey and implementation of proven nutrition -specific and nutritionsensitive interventions in consultation with technical specialists from health, food security and livelihood, water and sanitation (WASH) by using a programming framework which takes into account the life-cycle of the child. We are doing this in the Indian States of Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand. We hope to enhance the overall well-being of families with special emphasis on malnourished and vulnerable children within our targeted communities resulting in: Improving access to and utilisation of health care services for all families, especially women with children less than five years old Improving the knowledge and practices of families on appropriate child care, nutrition and care-seeking Improving investment in nutritious food through economic development activities and food security programmes Improving school enrolment and retention of children (girl children) aged 6 to 17 yrs (to benefit from school, health programmes and prevent early marriage)


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Highlights of the year

Child Health Now State Level Launches:

World Vision Indias national advocacy campaign, Child Health Now, was launched through the year in various states across the country along with other NGO partners, civil society organisations and government representatives. The primary goal of the Child Health Now campaign is to press towards India achieving a twothirds reduction in child mortality figures by 2015 in line with the Millennium Development Goal.

BREAKING BARRIERS to health care for Childrena child Health Now Report:
With the aim of highlighting the barriers to healthcare for children, World Vision India launched Breaking Barriers to Health care for Children at a press conference in Delhi. The report has key information and data from seven low Human Development Index (HDI)states and 14 districts, which was gathered through Focused Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews and observations made from over 50 communities. The report, which was released by Dr. Syeda Hameed (Member, Planning Commission), will be translated into local languages to be used by other local civil society organisations and women from the communities to demand their rights to health care.

Real Gifts:

World Vision Indias fundraising team launched a unique online fundraising initiative called Real Gifts. This was to harness the potential that exists in the online medium for one-time giving or donors who do not want to be associated with a pledge-giving programme. Funds donated through Real Gifts will be channeled to a particular family/person to meet a particular need. The website is http:// realgifts.worldvision.in

Channels of Hope (COH):

A faith-based sensitisation workshop on how different faith leaders should respond to caring for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) was conducted in Goa, Haryana and Mumbai. 35 church leaders in Goa, 15 in Haryana and 35 in Mumbai were part of this workshop that was organised by World Vision India. Church leaders who were part of similar workshops during previous years shared inspiring experiences of how they have been working with PLHIV. Similar sensitisation workshops for faith leaders from Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Sikh backgrounds will be conducted this year.


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new child sponsors:

Child Sponsorship, which helps deliver life-enriching experiences for the givers and transforms the lives of the children that we work with, reached a landmark achievement. In the past year alone, over 10,000 child sponsors have started partnering with us to enable our work with children in Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and projects across the country. World Vision Indias focus on building Trusting Relationships with our supporters, we believe, will help change the lives of more deserving girls and boys across this nation.

BMW partners with WV India:

BMW, one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, has partnered with World Vision India by sponsoring one child for every employee in their Chennai Plant. The company has also, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, executed many projects for communities in and around their plant in Chengelpet, Tamil Nadu.

State Child Rights Assembly:

Highlights of the year

Humanitarian Emergencies:

Over 175 children from ADPs and projects in Assam took part in a Child Rights Assembly. The event provided a platform for children to gain more understanding of their rights and also to study and analyse the situation of children in the State of Assam and in our country. The children were divided into five thematic groups and were provided with a simple and child-friendly score card, wherein they assessed the Governments services on issues related to Health, Education, Protection, Inclusion and Participation. The children later presented their findings in a press conference, answering media queries.

Responding to the floods in Odisha, World Vision India distributed cooked food and non-food items (each box with relief supplies worth over Rs. 2000) to 3,660 of the worst affected families. World Vision India also responded to the earthquake in Sikkim by distributing dry rations, non-food items and hygiene kits to 680 families.

Coca-Cola partners with WV India:



The Coca-Cola Company partnered with World Vision India to undertake construction of formal/non-formal school buildings cum multi-purpose community centres in the severely flood-affected gram panchayats in Shankarpur block of Madhepura district of Bihar. Coca-Colas partnership with World Vision India also helped create and deepen over 20 ponds in the community of Barabanki ADP to ensure more water for agriculture.

A letter and a discussion paper on Healthy Children Matter by World Vision India were submitted to the Finance Minister of India as he participated in the Development Ministers Working Group Meeting of the G20. The primary purpose of this communiqu was to push for Health as an agenda in the G20 meetings, connecting the factor that healthy children contribute more to the economy of the nation. World Vision India also submitted a set of recommendations on improving childrens health to the Prime Minister to be taken up at the G20 meetings.

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Over 20,000 children who are part of different civil society organisations did an assessment on 3,810 anganwadis and 3,677 government schools in over 1,000 villages across 16 states. Among these, children who are part of World Vision Indias ADPs assessed 1,328 anganwadis and 1,278 schools. To conduct this assessment, the children used the Score Card methodology. The findings in the form of a report titled Then, your promise; Now, our right was presented by child delegates to Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of Women and Child Development Government of India, in a meeting that lasted for over 45 minutes.

Childrens delegation submits assessment findings to Minister of Women and Child Development:

Peace Building:

Highlights of the year

HIV and AIDS Advocacy:
People infected and affected by HIV and AIDS continue to suffer discrimination on various fronts and the proposed HIV and AIDS Bill is a possible solution that would give legal protection to the PLHIV. However, for many years, this bill has been pending with the Health Ministry and has not been tabled for this winter session of Parliament. Representing the community of HIV positive people, World Vision India met with the Minister for Health, Mr. GhulamNabi Azad, and the Director General of NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) along with other NGO representatives to stress the importance of passing the HIV and AIDS Bill at the earliest possible date.

World Vision India organised the Empowering Children and Youth as Peace builders (ECaP) forum to educate and empower youth with regard to various Conflict Analysis and Peace Building skills. The workshops teaching and learning process, which was interactive, reflective, participatory and relevant to a conflict context, involved over 50 participants, who will now train other local NGOs on the same topics. As a result of these forums and training sessions, a national movement in the form of a network of children and youths as peace builders is being formed across the country.


100 Child Journalists from seven locations were equipped to voice their opinions and views on issues and themes close to their hearts using various media tools. The children shared short docu-dramas, articles, photos and skits with key media and political leaders at a Child Journalists Summit held in New Delhi in November 2011. CNN-IBN also broadcast one of the docu-dramas.

Face to Face meeting with Sponsored children

Media Round Table on HIV and AIDS:


In order to raise awareness of the problems and issues faced by People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and to influence policy makers on passing the proposed HIV and AIDS Bill, Media Roundtable Meetings were organised in eight locations across the country: Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Imphal, Guwahati and Kolkata.

40 supporters residing in Chennai and sponsoring children from ADP Perambalur had the opportunity to meet with their sponsored children. The meeting helped sponsors interact with their sponsored children and see for themselves how their gifts have helped change lives. For most of the sponsors it was the first time they were meeting their sponsored children face to face. This meeting is one among many attempts that help build trusting relationships with partners which help convey the life-changing experiences of children, families and communities.

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World Vision India strongly believes in engaging with like-minded partners in order to maximise the impact of transforming the lives of millions of children across the country. Civil Society Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, Community Organisations, other NGOs, government institutions and agencies, UN agencies, private and corporate sectors and a range of other partners join hands with World Vision India in combining resources and expertise to raise a collective voice on the issues that affect children. World Vision Indias role in some of the partnerships includes mentoring, identifying, connecting, engaging and building the capacity of these partners with regard to the existing legislation, rights and mechanisms that concern a childs well-being. In some alliances, World Visions role has added necessary value in examining opportunities to enhance the implementation of existing policies, strengthening governance, responding to human rights violations and influencing policies. Some of the key alliances are set out below: 1. National Coalition for Education 2. Wada Na Todo Abhiyan 3. India Alliance for Child Rights 4. National Disaster Management Authority 5. Christian HIV and AIDS National Alliance (CANA) 6. Coalition for Access to Treatment for PLHIV 7. National Coalition for HIV and AIDS Bill 9. Sphere India Alliance (Disaster Mitigation) 10. Forum for communicating with MPs 11. Peoples Budget Initiative 12. Girl child forum VIVA/UN Gender Net 13. Sa-Dhan (MFIAlliance) 8. TB Consortium National partnership for TB care and control


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Mr.Vinod Khisty (Chairperson) is the Head - Human Resources at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Engineering Service, Baroda with over 27 years of experience in this field. Mr. Umesh Banerji (Vice-Chairperson) is a Chartered Accountant and has 38 years of experience in the private sector with well known companies like DLF, ICI and Escorts Ltd. Mr. C. Jayachandran Ambrose (Treasurer) is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Chennai. He was the President of Indian Organic Chemicals (polyester division) and has more than 32 years of experience. Dr. Sulochana Abraham has been a Consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO),World Bank and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). She has now retired as Professor and Head of the Community Health Department, Christian Medical College,Vellore. Ms. Alongla Aier graduated from Wheaton Graduate School, USA. She is presently heading the Sisterhood Network in Dimapur which works towards empowerment of women and girls. Ms. Koki Desai is the Secretary for Womens ministries, EFI. She served with the Indian Evangelical Mission for over 20 years. Rt. Rev. Paul Dupare is the Bishop, Diocese of Nagpur. He has 20 years of pastoral experience and holds important positions in various committees of the Nagpur Diocese. Ms. Hilda Peacock is the Principal of La Martiniere School for Girls, Kolkata. She also works closely with the Council for Indian School Certification in Delhi.

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Rev. Dr. Ivan Satyavrata has taught and held various administrative positions at Southern Asia Bible College. He is presently Chairman of the Bombay Teen Challenge, a Christian NGO involved in Rehabilitation of street children. Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Timotheos is an ordained Bishop. His contributions to the Church and society include the Mar Thomas Guidance Centre at Christian Medical College (CMC) hospital, development center in Andhra Pradesh and de-addiction centers in Kerala. Dr. Ordetta Mendoza is Professor of Botany at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has presented lectures on Bioinformatics A perspective and Mahatma Gandhi and Ahimsa at the Roberto Morris University, USA. Ms. Satwant Reddy is an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) topper, 1971 batch. She is currently Advisor to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India and has served as the Managing Director of Food & Supplies. Mr. Barkos Warjri is Chairman - Administrative reforms and Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya. He served as the Director, North Eastern Council, Ministry of Home Affairs and Direct Vigilance under the Ministry of Communication, Government of India. Mr. Harold Inghi is a businessman and serves as an invitee on the strategic committee of the Board. Mr. Trihadi Saptoadi is Director - South Asia Pacific Region,World Vision. He is an expert in Strategy Development and Management. Mr. Kevin Jenkins is President and CEO - World Vision International. A graduate of Harvard Business School, he has served as the CEO of Canadian Airlines and as Managing Director of TriWest Capital Partners.


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