Transforming wall paintings into speaking walls
An innovative initiative for awareness building and communication on water quality issues Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months ago

If you travel to rural India, you can find wall paintings near bus stands or compound walls of schools or walls of a Panchayat office adorned with messages.

Fluoride contamination is leaving villagers crippled, while authorities struggle to find solutions. (Image: India Water Portal)
Learning about safe water practices and solutions
Safe water learning cards being used to train a wide spectrum of stakeholders Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 1 week ago

If you are a practitioner, working in the areas of water and sanitation, it is likely that you are building capacities of different people. What if you had a simple but versatile tool that can help build awareness and capacities; that can surface questions and answers and do this for communities, government officials and CSOs?

Different combinations of safe water learning cards can be customised for a session based on the target audience (Image: INREM)
Tiny bytes of safe water education
How safe water learning cards can be further contextualized for training the frontline workers Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 1 week ago

One of the key goals of every participatory program on water and sanitation is the creation of awareness, leading to behavior change.

Dividing complex issues into neat modular flash cards (Image: INREM)
Swacchagrahis: The frontline workers of India's largest sanitation program
There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months ago

There is good evidence that frontline workers have proved to be gamechanger in the delivery of services like health and integrated child development services (ICDS).

Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)