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!
Hasiru Dala, the organization of wastepickers and informal waste workers has been continuously working for recognition of waste workers as green workers and integrating them into the changing landscape of the solid waste management system of Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. Through our work, we encounter daily, some of the most powerful stories of … Continue reading Support Creation of Library for Children of Wastepickers in Banashankari, Bangalore
2016 has been quite a remarkable year and will be remembered as a benchmark period in the struggle of wastepickers for recognition. This year for the first time, updated solid and plastic waste management rules notified by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) prescribed integration of wastepickers and informal waste collectors in … Continue reading 2016 A Benchmark Year for Wastepickers