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Design for Change Contest NedusalaiVillage, Veppanapalli Block,Krishnagiri District
Introduction Children from 66 AID INDIA Eureka Superkidz Centers in Vellore, Cuddaore, Kanchipuram , Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri participated in this contest.
Objectives To help children voice their opinions and participate in issues that affect them through informed debates and discussions. To actively encourage children on community action to get their needs heard in the Panchayat.
Process/Action taken The children took up the issue of “scarcity of drinking water” to be addressed. Children spotted that availability of drinking water in their village was less compared to their actual needs. Children identified the consequences of the improper availability of drinking water. They submitted their petition to village Panchayat heads in Gramasabha meeting.
Importance of drinking water availability Drinking healthy water is vital for a healthy living. Easy availability of drinking water to every home is necessary for cooking & drinking purposes. Healthy drinking water keeps away diseases
Less availabiliity addressed Children spotted that availability of drinking water in their village was less compared to their actual needs. People had to travel long distances to bring drinking water used for basic needs.