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  • 1. Design for change
    By HLC International
  • 2. BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD
  • 3. Just outside our school…
    Large dirty dump yard
    Big pile of
    garbage
    Rotting garbage
    People working in the dump yard
    WHAT WE SEE
    WHAT WE SMELL
    Pungent malodor of waste matter
    Thick black smoke
    Decaying matter
    Big trucks that come and dump garbage
    Animals looking for food in the garbage
    Burning stench of plastic, food and other waste matter
    HOW WE FEEL
    Disgusted
    Uncomfortable
    Irritated
    Distracted
  • 4. The problems we face
    SKIN PROBLEMS
    BREATHING DIFFICULTY
    HEADACHE
    EYE IRRITATION
    COUGH
    EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS
    DROP IN ATTENDANCE
  • 5. Landfill as seen through Google Earth
  • 6. HLC INTERNATIONAL
    SOFTWARE COMPANY
    OTHER SCHOOLS
    LANDFILL
  • 7. The 4 point action plan
    4
    SUGGEST SOLUTIONS
    3
    SPEAKING TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE
    2
    REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT
    1
    TAKING STOCK OF THE SITUATION
  • 8. Taking Stock
    We visited the landfill and garbage site expecting a big mess…Even then, nothing could have prepared us for what we saw.. It was BIGGER, DIRTIER, STINKIER than we imagined….
  • 9. Note how she spends all day in this mess, without shoes or even gloves
    Meet this lady… She collects garbage separating metal parts, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.. After spending around 10 hours in this dump yard everyday, she visits the government hospital for treatment and prevention of tetanus
  • 10. Reaching out for Support
    • There are other schools in the same vicinity – Euro Kids and two government schools: We visited them and spoke to them about the problem – we discovered that it was a shared sentiment
    • 11. The software company was also forthcoming and voiced their displeasure with the landfill
    • 12. Both Euro Kids as well as the software company joined our cause: They signed petition letters and promised to send separate letters on behalf of their administration
    It is really disgusting… We should do something about it..
    - Manager from software company
    We have seen a drop in new admissions because of this
    - Principal of Euro Kids
  • 13. Speaking to the right people
    • With over 200 signatures in the petition, we approached the area councilor
    • 14. We spoke to him about the problem and showed him how it had affected others as well
    • 15. He promised he would look into the matter and reduce the burning of garbage for now and relocate the dump yard within three months.
  • The Result – After we came back from exam break
    The smell had reduced
    There was no smoke
    The dumping had come down to only once a week
    Our heads didn’t ache
    Our eyes didn’t itch
    Our skin didn’t feel dirty
    Our breath came easy
  • 16. Suggested Solutions
    Segregate waste before it goes into the dumping ground – recyclable/bio degradable/ non recyclable
    Use waste responsibly, as far as possible
    Try and treat your own waste through compost tubs, fuel efficiency and recycling
    Use cloth/paper bags instead of plastic for dumping waste
    Donate old shoes/gloves/clothes to those working in the waste site
  • 17. What we learnt at the end of it all
    IT IS EASY TO TALK THE TALK…ONE NEEDS TO WALK THE WALK IF RESULTS ARE DESIRED
    PERSISTENCE PAYS… IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN; YOU CAN
    BY JOINING HANDS, YOU CAN HAVE FAR REACHING RESULTS THAT AFFECT A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE
    IF YOU CANNOT BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM
  • 18. Our world
    Our future
    In Our hands….