We were honoured to welcome Senator Hon. Sue Lines, President of the Australian Senate, to the Bakkarwala Resettlement as part of the Australia-India Water Security Initiative.
Ms. Lines met schoolgirls from the community as they demonstrated a snakes and ladders game, designed to engage and raise awareness about water and sanitation issues. Additionally, she spoke to women-led local community groups and listened to their experiences in driving water positive change. The residents demonstrated various initiatives undertaken by them, to improve the lives of their families and community.
Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr. Philip Green spoke about the importance of ‘male champions of change’ supporting women in their communities to take on leadership roles.