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!
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