Community Engagement

Nudging communities to adopt desired social behaviour

Slum dwellers are usually deprived of critical information which affects their ability to make decisions. To truly empower them, it is necessary to effectively educate our slum communities by engaging them through effective development communication. Our team of community volunteers engage community members on various issues related to sanitation, health, eco-friendly menstrual hygiene and environment. Through immersive discussions with the community, we transform their knowledge, attitudes and practices. Community engagement is a two-way process for sharing ideas and knowledge that empowers the communities to take action. It initiates a dialogue with the communities which makes our interventions meaningful and sustainable”.

activities facilitating behavioral changes

Public meetings held within the community to communicate and enlist participation of members.

Guided discussions on issues around Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Solid waste Management

Customized informal games like Snake & Ladder, Maze etc. to educate & reinforce positive behavior

Educating various subgroups on issues like menstrual hygiene, solid waste, environment, and sanitation

Community Meetings

Focus Group Discussions

Customized Board Games

Awareness Workshops

Organizing fun activities around special days to promote awareness on civic issues

Inculcating good habits related to personal health and hygiene like regular handwashing among children

Using hand puppets to enact stories with dialogues especially to engage children in the community

Quiz competitions conducted in public spaces to create awareness and encourage participation

Day Celebrations

Songs & Street Plays

Puppet shows

Chalta Bolta Quiz

activities facilitating behavioral changes

Public meetings held within the community to communicate and enlist participation of members

Community Meetings

Guided discussions on issues around Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Solid waste Management

Focus Group Discussions

Customized informal games like Snake and Ladder, Maze etc. to educate and reinforce positive behavior.

Customized Board Games

Educating various subgroups on issues like menstrual hygiene, solid waste, environment, and sanitation

Awareness Workshopss

Organizing fun activities around special days to promote awareness on civic issues

Day Celebrations

Inculcating good habits related to personal health and hygiene like regular handwashing among children

Songs & Street Plays

Using hand puppets to enact stories with dialogues especially to engage children in the community

Puppet shows

Quiz competitions conducted in public spaces to create awareness and encourage participation

Chalta Bolta Quiz

CAPACITY BUILDING

Our community volunteers and ULB members are the ones who create the last-mile change in a community. To help them in this journey, we conduct training sessions on conducting surveys, digital apps, using maps and Plus Codes for monitoring projects, and administering various development communication tools. We also conduct mental health workshops for volunteers and ULB members. Using granular spatial data, we allocate a slum pocket to a volunteer that ensures no one is left behind. This puts the volunteers in charge and empowers them to affect change in the community.

A Positive Impact

Shelter Associates

SA was founded by architects in 1994 with a passion to ensure equitable access to essential services for the urban poor. SA follows a data-driven, multistakeholder approach to designing and implementing community-centric solutions around sanitation and social housing issues. Know More

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