When garbage calls…

As Bhaskar and I attempted to understand the issues in ward no. 195, one of the things repeatedly mentioned was the problem of solid waste management. The below write up covers our journey in compiling information relevant to this issue in ward no. 195, how we went about involving the BBMP executives, the health inspector,…

Challenges with Community Participatory approach

One of the greatest challenges with the community approach can best be understood with the example of the water issue which we tried to resolve at a migrant labour community where I have been volunteering. Background     Without doubt, water was the biggest issue that the community explicitly mentioned and we got into action…

Lessons on the community approach

This write-up covers the approach used in a migrant labour community in Bangalore and the lessons learnt in interacting with the community, while introducing healthcare initiatives. Concept: Community participation Community participation in its purest form probably means deep listening to the community and letting them guide our next course of action, all along believing that…