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Seema Begum carries little brother Rafiqul, while Marshida looks on...sibling care in the village of Lormorgorhati in Kamrup...a sultry afternoon where we first play with the kids till the adults in the community gather...what was special...the encouraging male participation and involvement, the fact that male members in a minority community speak openly about family planning and family spacing...where they nudge their woman folk to open up and speak...a community that identifies their own task for the next few weeks...a village and a community that will forge ahead to realise their dreams and aspirations...
In Lormagorhati, a remote village of Kamrup, the youth and ladies in the community have realised that the sanitary latrines being provided to every home in the village are either made of sub-standard materials or that households are being left out. Based on a Self Assessment done by the community earlier, proper sanitation was an issue that they felt they were lagging behind on, so it became a part of their action plan. They would ensure that each household would be covered using sanitary…Continue
A SALT village after our hearts...where a young husband ensures that his wife has her Ante Natal check up (ANC)...and so does a conscientious Mother in Law...two different generations bridged by the SALT approach and exemplary instances of male involvement and family concern for girls and women...an Aanganwadi Centre (AWC) throbbing with energy and exuberance where the responses of chirpy tots are a clear indicator of an enterprising and responsible Aanganwadi worker (AWW)...…Continue
As the Sun beat down on us on a hot, sultry summer afternoon...the women in Jongakhali village in Kamrup district of Assam, were in turns shy and reticent, but it took a few moments for the reticence to change to expressions and words and confidence...as they admitted that they have dreams, but are wary to share them...they proudly show off…Continue