Hari Krishnan B, Mitsu Shah & Vikas Johiya
Whistle as Metaphor
68 º   72 º   76 º   80 º   84 º              88 º                              92 º   96 º36 º32 º                       ...
Generic Model for Growth                             Keywords from the brainstorming               AIM/GOAL      sessions ...
Information ExchangeRural Whistle                                                                  Person in an           ...
Growth Restricting Forces in Rural India
Activists                                                                                       Activists                 ...
Persona-1Background:                                                          Anjana                                      ...
Persona-2Background:                                                       Sunil Kumar                                    ...
Persona-3Background:                                                      Sapna                                           ...
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rural whistle provides a service that connects support services to people that need help and counselling for children who have been sexually abused.

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Rural Whistle

  1. 1. Hari Krishnan B, Mitsu Shah & Vikas Johiya
  2. 2. Whistle as Metaphor
  3. 3. 68 º 72 º 76 º 80 º 84 º 88 º 92 º 96 º36 º32 º Mi 100 200 300 Km 100 200 300 40028 º24 º India23.5 º 1.21 billion people spread over an area of 2.97 million20 º sq km at a population density of 408 people per sq km 69% of population is rural Only 8.4% of people use Internet in India16 º 692 mobile phones per 1000 people Source : Internet12 º8º
  4. 4. Generic Model for Growth Keywords from the brainstorming AIM/GOAL sessions Breaking taboos Self-realisation Awareness Accessibility Sustainability RESULT Cooperation To be heard GROWTH Empowerment Widening perspectives Learning Collective e ort SUPPORT & STRENGTH
  5. 5. Information ExchangeRural Whistle Person in an inaccessible/ backward areaThe rural whistle is a service whichenables and fastens critical informationexchange between people ininaccessible/backward areas and the His/her immediateworld outside, thereby reducing the surroundingse ect of “growth restricting forces”around her/him. The world outside which he/she can bene t from
  6. 6. Growth Restricting Forces in Rural India
  7. 7. Activists Activists Village-1 Village-2 VolunteerActivists Village-3 Village-4 Volunteer’s Collective Activists
  8. 8. Persona-1Background: Anjana Name: ____________________________ 15 years Age: ___________Sexually abused by her uncle since the ageof 3 year. Thought it was a ection only torealise at age of 14 year, that it was sexual Where: Rural India ____________________________ Gender: ___________ Femaleabuse. Family Context: Father: dead, Mother, 2 younger sisters, Uncle, Aunt, ___________________________________________________ Cousin brother ___________________________________________________ Financial Situation: Poor, lives with uncle and dependent on him. ___________________________________________________ Skills: Good at drawing, craft and cooking. ___________________________________________________ Stays to herself, house work, helps her aunt at work, Personality: takes care of sisters. Tries to educate herself through her cousin brother’s books ___________________________________________________ Likes: Likes to cook, drawing things around and decorates ___________________________________________________ the house. ___________________________________________________ Wants: To get a voice without any adverse e ect. ___________________________________________________ Needs: * A secure; trusted way of communication. ___________________________________________________ * To make sure the same is not happening to her sisters. ___________________________________________________ * To break free. ___________________________________________________
  9. 9. Persona-2Background: Sunil Kumar Name: ____________________________ 16 years Age: ___________Sexually abused by his father’s friendswhen he was younger. Thinks that’s theway of life and that he has to become a Where: Modasa, Rural part of Rajasthan ____________________________ Gender: ___________ Malehomosexual.Now he is abuses (sexually) youger boys inhis village and threaten them to not tell Family Context: Father, Mother and Grandmother. Father works in the ___________________________________________________anyone. wine shop on the highway. Mother is a housewife. ___________________________________________________ Financial Situation: Poor, father is only bread earner in the family. ___________________________________________________ Skills: Woodcraft, dancing. ___________________________________________________ Personality: Very outgoing, gang leader of sorts, bully. ___________________________________________________ Likes: Sports, making objects by hand and lazing around. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Wants: To settle down in city. ___________________________________________________ Needs: * To gure out himself. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
  10. 10. Persona-3Background: Sapna Name: ____________________________ 10 years Age: ___________High case of domestic violence at home.Father often beats up the mother and thenher. Where: Kaya, Rural part of UP, India. ____________________________ Gender: ___________ FemaleFather harasses her in all such events. Family Context: Father works as a daily labour, alcohol addict. ___________________________________________________ Mother is works as a labour in the farm. ___________________________________________________ Financial Situation: Poor. ___________________________________________________ Skills: Singing and dancing. ___________________________________________________ Personality: Cheerful, play with kids around but becomes quite and scared with nightfall. Scared of strangers. ___________________________________________________ Likes: Likes to cook, drawing things around and decorates ___________________________________________________ the house. ___________________________________________________ Wants: Wants to sing and dance freely and make new friends. ___________________________________________________ Needs: * Needs to know her phobias. ___________________________________________________ * Needs guidance. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

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