On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru
Priyanka Sacheti* I got to learn about Hasiru Dala when I started volunteering with Buguri a couple of months after moving to Bangalore in January this year. Having volunteered with a community library in Delhi, I was excited to hear about the birth of one in Bangalore and wished to join their journey in creating … Continue reading Diary of Summer Camp with Children of Wastepickers
Summer camps at Hasiru Dala are different. Yes, it’s a space for hundreds of children to come together to learn new skills and have fun, but at the same time it’s that time of the year when they make a promise. A promise they make to each other that they will stay in school, continue … Continue reading Soliciting Support to Organize Summer Camp of Children of Wastepickers
Today, Pune’s SWaCH wastepicker cooperative, the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (KKPKP) waste-picker trade union and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) kicked off a massive, city-wide “Red Dot” campaign to improve the way that residents dispose of their sanitary waste (diapers and sanitary napkins). Waste-picker groups and volunteers are using their creativity to request that people … Continue reading Health and Dignity to Waste-pickers & Recylers! Join the Red Dot Campaign!