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Wazirpur, JJ colony

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About Delhi

Wazirpur community comprises of 13 blocks and is around 40 years old.

Most residents of Wazirpur are migrants who have moved into this area in search of employment. Yet, a gainful form of employment evades them. Mostly daily wage labourers with women also employed as domestic help, the scope of employment is narrow and the wages meager to support the basic needs of the families settled here.

The most pressing problems in this area pertain to the complete lack of hygienic practices and cleanliness in the area. Addiction is also a prevalent problem with large number of youth and children involved in such activities.

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 divided into 3 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 intervention are used for representation only.)