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Block B, Sawda

2012 06 11 Magic Bus India 0043

About Delhi

Block B, Sawda (in the North-West Block, North-West Delhi District) is a small resettlement community. This 11-year old community is inhabited by migrants from other states of the country.

The employment opportunities in Sawda are limited and most men are involved in manual, daily wage labour. The women in this community support their families by working as domestic maids in nearby houses. Many children also work as rag pickers.

Impact

A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:
• Importance of personal and environmental hygiene
• Equal treatment of boys and girls
• Importance of education
• Respect for elders

Faces of change

The sessions at Block B of Sawda last for two hours and are divided into three parts:

Warm up: The development goal is introduced using interactive activities
Main activity: The development goal is reinforced using sports and activities
Review: A discussion is facilitated to draw parallels to real-life situations and sum up the learning objectives

Photographs from Magic Bus areas of operation are used for representation only.