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Block C, Bakkarwala

P1120933

About Delhi

Block C, Bakkarwala, is a slum cluster in north Delhi with a population of about 1,300.
Most of the residents work as wage labourers in nearby factories. Others have to travel to Nangloi, a town at a distance of 5-6km, for work. Bakkarwala has a government school that caters to children up to the tenth standard. The closest hospital is at Nangloi.

In the absence of a proper drainage system and awareness regarding disposal of waste, the people living here are exposed to severe health hazards.

Magic Bus began working in Block C, Bakkarwala from September 2011.

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

Sessions are held from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from 5:45 pm to 7.00 pm on Sundays.

Magic Bus sessions here 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.)