Bhopal: ‘Hearing Eyes’ fellows learn ground realities at Jhabua village

Bhopal: Sourabh Gujar and Gaurvi Singh, the ‘Hearing Eyes’ fellows who stayed at a village in Jhabua as part of their fellowship to learn about issues impacting children and women, shared their learning with media persons here at Gandhi Bhawan on Thursday. The two fellows belong to Bhopal, one is an architect and other is from banking sector. During their stay at Gopalpura and Jarat villages, the duo lived a family like its members participating in all daily chores and activists.

Aim of Hearing Eyes Fellowship by ANSH Happiness Society, supported by UNICEF is to inspire youth to learn issues impacting children and women in Jhabua district. Their objective is to listen from their lens, which is independent, and help ANSH and State to inform the work undertaken in the district for adolescents.

The two selected fellows shared their progress and said that things are changing, but still there are challenges like open defecation, lack of medical facilities and women’s health. They also spoke about the migration from the area. People looking for livelihood are migrating to other parts leaving their children behind with grandparents. Speaking about girls, the duos said that rate of school going girls have increased, but added that learning level is still a challenge.

Gaurvi and Sourabh said that the people in the villages were more open and maintain close ties with each other, the quality which people living in urban areas are fast losing. The duo have prepared a report which they would shared with ANSH. Mohsin Khan, Co founder, ANSH Happiness Society and Anil Gulati, communication officer, UNICEF, MP were also present on the occasion.

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