Every organisation needs a project that binds it together as work with a common goal is the only way to keep a community alive. While there have been projects in the past like the VTU lab manual project, Project Rasi and others, the #mapyourwaste project is currently being officially promoted by FSMK as a means to engage the FSMK community. This, however, does not mean that the previous projects have been closed but rather that they have either reached a level of maturity or not a priority at present.
The waste generated by human beings has a cascading effect on the quality of life of the residents of a locality if not disposed properly. There are cases where public toilets are not kept clean or in many cases where there are no public toilets for women . There are reports which show a correlation between the lack of toilets and women’s health and possibility of rapes. There are also cases where unattended garbage remains in a particular location for extended periods without attention from civic authorities.
The #mapyourwaste project is a niche project which attempts to collect data through crowd-sourcing and allow easy access to individual and agencies which would like to leverage this data to improve the community. This data has the potential to convert ordinary citizens into activists through its very nature.
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