IND-2012-332 SBS Sadulnagar Balesar -Water Pollution
Design For Change SBS Sadul Nagar Jodhpur
Our story of Change from Satya Bharti School, Sadul Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Problem being attempted to change:To change the mentality of the villagers living nearby school & in the village regarding the Water Pollution. And to generate awareness in community about the Importance of Water at personal level & surroundings
Introduction• Bharti Foundation – Bharti Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Bharti Group Companies. – The prime objective is to bridge the existing education divide and make quality education accessible to underprivileged children in rural India. – The Foundation aims to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential.• Satya Bharti School Program – The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship program of Bharti Foundation. – It aims to deliver free quality education to underprivileged children, with special focus on the girl child across rural India. – Present Operational Status: • Number of Schools Operational: 254 • States of Operation: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu • Number of Students Enrolled: Over 32,000
About the Community• Geographical Location: The Village Sadul Nagar is situated in a remote area nearly 130kms away from Jodhpur District. It is situated in the midst of sand dunes & 30 kms. inside from NH 114 Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Highway.• Cultural Background: - There is Rajput, Bishnoi, Meghwal, Prajapat & Suthar, Jat etc. castes in Sadul Nagar. Dominating caste is Rajput. Main resources of livelihood are farming & animal husbandry. Only 40% community is literate. Orthodox families having strong belief in traditions & customs.• Role of Satya Bharti School in the Village: The school has worked as changing in attitude towards education especially for girl child. We organizes PTMs & community development campaigns in which we not only discuss on the development of students but also generate awareness about education, health & hygiene, environmental awareness & other social burning issues etc.
Students ‘Felt’: Students of our school see wastage and pollution of water on daily basis in village or nearby house. They asked us how to save water from pollution and wastage. We also felt the Water Pollution in the village. This all made us to think that we can run a campaign regarding the Save Water from Pollution and make understand the community and villagers about the Importance of Water in our daily life.
We ‘Imagined’:• Disease free & healthy community• Students won’t miss due schools due to sickness• Community will understand the importance of Water in their Daily Life• Creating awareness among community and villagers how to save water from pollution & keep them clean or their surroundings
We ‘Did’:• We create some posters & charts showing water pollution in sources of water in surrounding of village • We organized street plays, rallies & also contributed in cleaning the water tanks & other areas with the help of our teachers.
We ‘Did’:• The most important thing we did was that we made door to door visits and explain them about the importance of water & how to save water from Pollution. Even though it was little challenging but we convinced them & held meetings separately at School and Gram Panchyat.
Impact on Us, Teachers & Community:• Through this campaign with the help of students & teachers we come to know about the importance of water. In some of the area or water sources there were instant impact. We were feeling proud & also praised & thanked them for taking initiative on there own. While we cleaning some areas where water collects our teachers also joined us.
Experience of Community Members & Teachers:Gaje Singh Head Teacher – “It was really great time & also quiet challenging that we entered in the community & found cleanliness & telling them how to save water from pollution and also safety our water sources surrounding us.Bhanwar Puri Gosawami (Villager) – “I have never thought that water is so important in our daily life. We also ensure that we have make boundaries surrounding the different water sources for our villages. I Thanks to little kids that they have generated awareness among us through various plays & slogans.”