To get the community interested in what the students are working on by doing something novel that attracts their attention
To get the larger school community involved and feel a sense of ownership for something they are part of and have to maintain
Activity: All the students in school could come together with interested teachers and parents to just paint their water tank. An act like this allows them to personalise their plain, boring looking tank and also make them feel like it is a part of them, their work. Working together, with the community might give the community a feeling of joint ownership. They all can come together and help each other maintain the tanks that are going to provide them with clean water to drink.
Lokesh laying his foundation in chalk! Then they went over it using the paints.
Their own rainwater harvesting system
Sushma is falling as rain into containers that can hold her.
All done with Gopal falling down as honey!
Manjula getting drenched in the rain
We even got the principal to come and paint his rain! The next day, people in the neighbouring village asked me if I had painted the tank and mentioned that they had seen it as they were passing by the school. I felt so happy! I told them that it was all done by the students and they appreciated it. The students even marked their sectors with their initials and showed their 8th and 10th standard friends what they had drawn. They kept re-visiting their art work through the day.