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  1. 1. Design for Change 2010Design for Change 2010 My School Satya SurabhiMy School Satya Surabhi is a school foris a school for economically disadvantaged rural children ofeconomically disadvantaged rural children of Attuvampatti and surrounding villages in theAttuvampatti and surrounding villages in the Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, Western GhatsPalani Hills, Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats Design for Change CompetitionDesign for Change Competition—Project—Project Topic: Cleaning, Sanitisation, andTopic: Cleaning, Sanitisation, and Beautification of Vilpatti Village Main SquareBeautification of Vilpatti Village Main Square Bus Stand and adjoining cluster, Kota Theru.Bus Stand and adjoining cluster, Kota Theru. My School Satya Surabhi in Vilpatti VillageMy School Satya Surabhi in Vilpatti Village
  2. 2. Vilpatti Village at First SightVilpatti Village at First Sight Phase A, ‘Before’Phase A, ‘Before’ September 13-21, 2010September 13-21, 2010
  3. 3. The beautiful setting of ancient Vilpatti Village. Nestled in the Palani Hills is the seat of the largest panchāyat in India. Archeologists have dated Vilpatti at 1000 BCE. Local myth says that Vilpatti (the village of the Bow) was visited by Rama on his way to Lanka. Principal Padmini Mani discussing Design for Change Project with students of My School Satya Surabhi.
  4. 4. Today’s visitor approaching the gate of ancient Vilpatti is bound to be disturbedToday’s visitor approaching the gate of ancient Vilpatti is bound to be disturbed at its lack of civic amenities.at its lack of civic amenities.
  5. 5. Vilpatti today: where agriculture and housing exist side by side with theVilpatti today: where agriculture and housing exist side by side with the mounting problem of garbage and lack of public sanitation.mounting problem of garbage and lack of public sanitation.
  6. 6. Before: - Vilpatti Village Main Square and Bus StandBefore: - Vilpatti Village Main Square and Bus Stand
  7. 7. The Village Sweepers collect trash fromThe Village Sweepers collect trash from where it is deposited on the open square.where it is deposited on the open square. ‘‘My School’ begins its survey of theMy School’ begins its survey of the trash situation. Very few toilets are intrash situation. Very few toilets are in use within Vilpatti.use within Vilpatti.
  8. 8. ‘‘My School’ students at the PanchayatMy School’ students at the Panchayat President’s Office near the Temple --President’s Office near the Temple -- found in the trash, our Tricolour!found in the trash, our Tricolour!
  9. 9. ‘‘My School’ Principal visiting KotaMy School’ Principal visiting Kota Theru with the StudentsTheru with the Students
  10. 10. The garbage clogging a drainage canal,The garbage clogging a drainage canal, typical of drains in Kota Therutypical of drains in Kota Theru
  11. 11. Surveying the problems of Kota Theru, VilpattiSurveying the problems of Kota Theru, Vilpatti
  12. 12. Surveying the problems of Kota Theru, VilpattiSurveying the problems of Kota Theru, Vilpatti
  13. 13. Beginning work with the Bus Stand WallBeginning work with the Bus Stand Wall
  14. 14. Beautification of Vilpatti Project end of Phase A, Phase B,Beautification of Vilpatti Project end of Phase A, Phase B, just beginningjust beginning
  15. 15. Vilpatti Village:Vilpatti Village: Cleaning,Cleaning, Sanitisation, andSanitisation, and BeautificationBeautification Phase B, ‘During’Phase B, ‘During’ September 21-24, 2010September 21-24, 2010
  16. 16. ‘‘My School’ Troops heading inMy School’ Troops heading in for Phase B engagement.for Phase B engagement. ‘‘My School’ TeachersMy School’ Teachers and upper gradeand upper grade students with packedstudents with packed lunches ready forlunches ready for action.action.
  17. 17. Getting PreparedGetting Prepared
  18. 18. ‘‘My School’ Principal in Main Square … emphasizing urgency of Sanitation forMy School’ Principal in Main Square … emphasizing urgency of Sanitation for VilpattiVilpatti
  19. 19. First Day on Phase B, ‘My School’ Vilpatti BeautificationFirst Day on Phase B, ‘My School’ Vilpatti Beautification
  20. 20. ‘‘My School’ Students and Principal On the Job SiteMy School’ Students and Principal On the Job Site
  21. 21. Kota Theru, VilpattiKota Theru, Vilpatti
  22. 22. The Drain at the end of Kota TheruThe Drain at the end of Kota Theru
  23. 23. At the end of Kota TheruAt the end of Kota Theru
  24. 24. ‘‘My School’ Students On the JobMy School’ Students On the Job around the Temple and Vilpattiaround the Temple and Vilpatti Panchayat OfficePanchayat Office
  25. 25. Sanitizing the drains is normally only for VIP visits, so we are told.Sanitizing the drains is normally only for VIP visits, so we are told.
  26. 26. ‘‘My School’ receives praise from a local resident.My School’ receives praise from a local resident.
  27. 27. ‘‘My School’ Upper Grades teaching Hygiene in VilpattiMy School’ Upper Grades teaching Hygiene in Vilpatti
  28. 28. Intestinal pathogens are commonIntestinal pathogens are common in Vilpatti Village. Pills andin Vilpatti Village. Pills and medicines are no substitute formedicines are no substitute for prevention.prevention. Taking Health and HygieneTaking Health and Hygiene seriously: Public Awarenessseriously: Public Awareness Classes during Phase B.Classes during Phase B.
  29. 29. Health and Beauty go togetherHealth and Beauty go together
  30. 30. Let us keep our villages clean for the next generation!Let us keep our villages clean for the next generation!
  31. 31. Readying the Sign BoardsReadying the Sign Boards
  32. 32. With the help of the Village Workers ‘My School’ set up signs in theWith the help of the Village Workers ‘My School’ set up signs in the Bus Stand. This one says, in Tamil, “Our Village: Let’s keep it clean.Bus Stand. This one says, in Tamil, “Our Village: Let’s keep it clean.
  33. 33. ““Be Clean! Keep the drains clean! Keep the village clean!”Be Clean! Keep the drains clean! Keep the village clean!”
  34. 34. Cleaning the walls of Vilpatti’sCleaning the walls of Vilpatti’s ancient Shrine.ancient Shrine.
  35. 35. Prepping the Vilpatti Village Main Square (Bus stand) WallPrepping the Vilpatti Village Main Square (Bus stand) Wall
  36. 36. Let the Mural Begin!Let the Mural Begin! Local residents proudlyLocal residents proudly lend a hand.lend a hand.
  37. 37. Vilpatti community allVilpatti community all fired up!fired up!
  38. 38. The ‘devil is in the details’.The ‘devil is in the details’.
  39. 39. Vilpatti Village, Cleaning,Vilpatti Village, Cleaning, Sanitisation andSanitisation and BeautificationBeautification Phase C, ‘After’Phase C, ‘After’ September 25, 2010September 25, 2010
  40. 40. New beginnings: Main Square Bus Stand near the ancient shrine.New beginnings: Main Square Bus Stand near the ancient shrine. Children’s efforts will never go in vainChildren’s efforts will never go in vain
  41. 41. The Main Square Bus Stand: reminders of Nature all aroundThe Main Square Bus Stand: reminders of Nature all around and within.and within.
  42. 42. After beautification: The Main Square Bus StandAfter beautification: The Main Square Bus Stand
  43. 43. Admirers and helpers amongst the local residents.Admirers and helpers amongst the local residents.
  44. 44. Sept 25Sept 25thth --This wall was a pile of rubble and feces on Sept 13--This wall was a pile of rubble and feces on Sept 13thth ..
  45. 45. Mr Suruli can now take pride in his work.Mr Suruli can now take pride in his work.
  46. 46. ‘‘My School’ installed bins in and around Vilpatti Bus Stand much to theMy School’ installed bins in and around Vilpatti Bus Stand much to the satisfaction of those caring for the cleanliness of the Villagesatisfaction of those caring for the cleanliness of the Village
  47. 47. A Clean Temple and PanchayatA Clean Temple and Panchayat Office GroundOffice Ground
  48. 48. Vilpatti Village, Cleaning,Vilpatti Village, Cleaning, Sanitisation andSanitisation and BeautificationBeautification Final day: Performance by theFinal day: Performance by the Students of ‘My School’Students of ‘My School’ September 25, 2010September 25, 2010
  49. 49. Final Day -- A New BeginningFinal Day -- A New Beginning  The Performance by the ‘My School’ Students took place inThe Performance by the ‘My School’ Students took place in the newly cleaned Main Square next to the Bus Stand andthe newly cleaned Main Square next to the Bus Stand and included Street Theatre extolling the virtues of cleanliness inincluded Street Theatre extolling the virtues of cleanliness in Body and Mind, the dangers to health and family of tobaccoBody and Mind, the dangers to health and family of tobacco and alcohol, Yoga demonstrations, and the interdependence ofand alcohol, Yoga demonstrations, and the interdependence of the Community when it comes to Public Health andthe Community when it comes to Public Health and Sanitation. It concluded with a Gujarati Stick Dance.Sanitation. It concluded with a Gujarati Stick Dance.  The Event was enjoyed by all.The Event was enjoyed by all.
  50. 50. The Performance in a Clean Square. The ‘My School’ new Cloverleaf signage in TamilThe Performance in a Clean Square. The ‘My School’ new Cloverleaf signage in Tamil reads, “Please do not Defecate Here”reads, “Please do not Defecate Here”
  51. 51. Street Play Commences: Hear Ye … Hear ye!Street Play Commences: Hear Ye … Hear ye!
  52. 52. The Doctor advisingThe Doctor advising the residents of thethe residents of the Village.Village. Troubled family membersTroubled family members listening to advicelistening to advice concerning alcohol abuse.concerning alcohol abuse.
  53. 53. Cast and SupportersCast and Supporters
  54. 54. Garbha dance: the local kids enthusiastically join in …Garbha dance: the local kids enthusiastically join in …
  55. 55. …… as does the ‘My School’ Principal!as does the ‘My School’ Principal!
  56. 56. Fond Farewells … for now!Fond Farewells … for now!
  57. 57. Come Back Soon!Come Back Soon!
  58. 58. Vilpatti 1000 BCE, and clean once more!Vilpatti 1000 BCE, and clean once more!
  59. 59. Force of Habit … On the Way Home!Force of Habit … On the Way Home!
  60. 60. ConclusionConclusion  Much remains to be done.Much remains to be done.  The enthusiastic response from the local residents ofThe enthusiastic response from the local residents of Vilpatti Village has encouraged us beyond ourVilpatti Village has encouraged us beyond our expectations.expectations.  My School Satya Surabhi has pledged to cooperate inMy School Satya Surabhi has pledged to cooperate in the improvement of living conditions of people inthe improvement of living conditions of people in Vilpatti Village and we hope that our work becomes aVilpatti Village and we hope that our work becomes a model for change.model for change.

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