Democratizing Information in Slums aims to reach out relevant information relating to health, education and livelihood to maximum number of people living in informal settlements (slums) in Chennai. This whole exercise will done through wall painting of information in local language. This is a cheap, sustainable and participative means of information dissemination in collaboration with government officials, youth volunteers and non-governmental organisation associated with that area. This will help most of the people living in the slums with high levels of illiteracy, far away from digital literacy and leading vulnerable lives know about their socio-economic and basic human rights. Most of the time due to lack of access to information poor people from the slums are denied rights and the money allotted by the government for their upliftment are misused due to corruption. The slums in Chennai are increasing in number and are more vulnerable than before especially after the flood in December 2015 followed by cyclone in 2016. My proposition of reaching out information in non-digital form is gathered from the experience of being closely associated with the right to information movement. I choose wall painting in public buildings and walls as this will cater to wider population and would be less expensive and more accessible than digital information distribution. The wall painting could also be easily updated with new information needs as information need is primarily dynamic in nature.
Job opportunities ·
Education schemes and scholarships ·
Health schemes and benefits ·
Legislation towards the protection of slum dwellers ·
Legislation towards the protection of women and children
The main objective of this commitment is to explore cheap and sustainable means of information dissemination. The budget for implementation of this project for three years is 4,000$. Please come forward and contribute in this right based initiative. SPREAD INFORMATION AND STOP CORRUPTION.