‘Citizen led Programme on Waste Segregation at source’: Sashakt Foundation, which works in the area of waste management, set the beginning of citizen led program in Ahmedabad in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. This waste segregation programme has ensured that the issue of urban waste management and responsibility of ordinary citizens towards it gets resolved. We endeavour to spread awareness and initiate action.
Sashakt foundation looked and improvised on various schools. These programmes help children to learn and are motivated to bring the learning into action. Sashakt foundation organised various awareness campaigns to make them aware about the importance of hygiene and inculcate the habit of cleanliness from a very tender age. Sashakt foundation endeavours to improve sanitation practices and motivate the residents to practice waste segregation. The members of Sashakt foundation highlight the importance of waste segregation and waste production. Sashakt foundation distributed green and blue bins to collect segregated waste. Sashakt foundation flourishes hard to reach out to different people through social media platforms and motivates them to reduce the problem of waste and improve the practice of waste management across the city.
Borij village was visited for the purpose of arranging a first public meeting with the villagers with the help of Principal Mam, Borij Primary School. A survey was conducted to collect information like identification of locations having problems like water leakage, waste-major unclean area/Dumpsite, sewage line, street road, habits of disposing waste, street lights, approximate no of latrines/houses etc. Sashakt also arranged a first waste management awareness programme with the villagers in Borij; along with the leadership program which motivated the students about leadership qualities and to do their best in making the village plastic free and minimize environmental damage.
Tree plantation activities are being carried out in Schools and Communities. Participants are motivated through videos and motivational lectures. Sashakt conducts discussions on local flora and fauna and its relation to the lives of the locals. Efforts are made such that the community takes ownership of the trees planted in their neighbourhood. In some other locations Sashakt takes ownership of the trees and takes care of them for a year.