On September 8th 2017, Barefoot College was selected for receiving funding under the Waste Management Seed Grant of Rs. 5,00,000 funded by the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. Plastindia Foundation partnered with Barefoot College and supported the Rural Waste Management initiative with expert guidance, timely material procurement and networking with relevant sources. With this collaborative effort, Barefoot have been able to raise funds and will soon transform Chota Narena into a model village for end-to-end waste management, a model that can be replicated in rural as well as urban communities.
The work in Chota Narena has attracted the attention of the district administration officials who have personally visited the village and have spoken to the residents about our initiative. After receiving a very good response from the village beneficiaries, the District Collector has himself promised to fully support the project through Swachh Bharat Mission. the Initiative was also recognized at a district level ‘Mukhyamantri Swacchta Samman Samaroh’ that was conducted on September 12th.
Due to the efforts of Mr. Atul Kanuga and Mr. Sameer Joshi who went all the way tto the Barefoot College headquarters at Tilonia in the month of June, and visiting Chota Narena to practically witness the system being put in place. And their personal interaction with the village residents and motivating them towards healthy living through proper waste management has finally borne fruit.
A lot of progress has been made in a short period of time through the Plastindia And Barefoot collaboration and the support of the village residents.
This post was written by pifadmin