Coordinators of Total Sanitation Campaign in Dhamtari District of Chattisgarh have focussed their efforts on hygiene in the locality.As a part of this they have been involved in setting up a model in the Adarsh Kanya Ucchatar Maadhyamik Vidyalaya. They visited us alongwith a potter and a few students and teachers of the school to understand waste management practices.
We organised a short workshop to give them a bird’s eye view of what we knew about waste. The participants were well versed with waste segregation – so the waste sorting and life cycle analysis activities were a fun way for them to explore the nature of different non-biodegradable wastes. The composting tour interested them more and we found they are very keen to replicate composting in the school first and later in the neighbourhood.