Nalanda Community, India

Nalanda Community, India
  • Population54,840
  • Villages43
  • Temp17°C
Nalanda is a rural community in the south-eastern part of India's Bihar state. The community is dependent on farming to feed their families.

Sponsorship is helping to tackle three challenges facing children in Nalanda:
  1. Girls are married off early, putting them at risk of violence and missing out on their education.
  2. Many children suffer from malnutrition
  3. Pregnant women and new mothers lack support and healthcare for themselves and their babies.

Partnering together for a sustainable future.

By sponsoring children in Nalanda community, you are making an incredible difference in vulnerable children’s lives.

Your support is helping Nalanda community by improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the most vulnerable children.

Through decades of experience, we have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit too!

Together, we are tackling the hard problems, such as changing mindsets and behaviours to address the root causes of poverty. We're focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the children of Nalanda community.

Your support is making a life-changing impact for children in Nalanda.


1,258 pregnant women joined prenatal classes, helping even more mums and their babies stay healthy.


303 mums learnt about safe water and how to care for children when they have diarrhoea, helping them protect their children from diseases.


1,323 teenage girls are taking weekly iron and folic acid supplements, helping to improve their nutrition and health.


1,388 people attended health and hygiene training, and learnt how washing their hands can stop them getting sick.


"I learnt about child rights, child protection, and life skills. Now, I'm at university. I'm so thankful to World Vision for helping me grow in confidence, participate in life, and continue my education.– Poonam (19), pictured right


"Previously, we didn't know about child protection. But after learning about our rights and other life skills through World Vision, we feel safer and know how to report abuse."– Muskan (13), pictured centre front


"When our babies were sick, we didn't know what to do. Now, expectant mothers have prenatal check-ups, and we are learning about child health and nutrition. Now we have support." – Sarita, mother left

Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Nalanda community until 2024. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.


Started 2010


Completing 2024

“I’m doing well in Grade 12 and inspiring other girls to study computer skills, which they are enjoying very much. I am very happy that I have this opportunity to continue my higher education.”

- Kajal (17), Nalanda community, India

Did you know?

Did you know?

Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree is the national tree of India.

As the national tree, the Banyan or Indian Fig Tree is a symbol of pride that's integral to the nation's identity. For centuries the banyan tree has been a central point for the village communities of India. Even today, the banyan tree is the focal point of village life, and the village council meets under the shade of this tree. 

Its branches root themselves like new trees giving rise to more trunks and branches. Because of this characteristic, the tree is considered immortal and plays a significant role in myths and legends of India.

The tree is often a symbol of the fabled 'Kalpa Vriksha' or the 'Tree of Wish Fulfilment'. It is associated with longevity because it has important medicinal properties. 

Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.