Connecting local responses around the world
Phase I of the project-Oct 2017- Aug 2018
The NGO used Constellation's Community life competence process and SALT for #patient centred approach in phase one October 2017-August 2018. Community of Khatnol village, Mashobra Block, Shimla district began to take actions after SALT process because they realised that it was important issue for the people of the village and if they did not act who would take action. Few years ago, young boys in the village used to clean up an ancient source of water (called baoli in local language) in the village but now this practice had stopped and the water source was getting dirty. The villagers after the SALT process realised their responsibility and began to clean it up so they could use fresh water. This was in August 2018.
Phase II of the project from August 2019
Project ended in August 2018 and after one year gap when we went back to the village we were pleasantly surprised that now too villagers continue to clean the water source. In Aug 2019, we started the second phase of the implementation . Women, youth, school children with their teachers- periodically clean up the source. Here we find village women cleaning it up. My co-facilitator Arun who is from this village but now lives in the city. He is very proud of his village #givingupwaste