05/18/2016 at 13:21 •
With Waste Management as the theme of the program, we have started the ReformActions phase where participants and external experts work together in teams to brainstorm on sustainable and effective solutions to the identified problems. The process followed is Design Thinking where participants gain indepth insights and inspiration through primary research, gather and analyse the information and develop prototype models of the proposed solutions.
In the month of May, we have conducted detailed problem framing and analysis with stakeholders, target beneficiaries and opinions about the issue.
We are currently organizing brainstorming sessions and awareness events with participants, coordinated with experts and students from Project DEFY Bangalore, to introduce waste management solutions to the members of the community
05/18/2016 at 13:16 •
Participatory Appraisal(PA) is a set of methods to engage the community in active assessment of the needs and opportunities to start a social change initiative. It consists of activities such as Resource Mapping, Social Mapping, Daily Activity clocks, lifestylles, Income Expenditure sources and matrix, problem ranking, focus group discussions and SWOT analysis.
We conducted Participatory Appraisal workshops in two slum communities of Puttenhalli and Jayanagar, Bangalore in fourth week of March and in April. This is a week long community profiling workshop. The volunteers will help facilitate activities with the participants for conducting the appraisal.
The outcomes of PA workshops led to finding of manipulation of community funds, Unemployment, Gender Conformity, lack of waste management and Mosquito manifestation as core problems faced in the two communities respectively