Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! And we continue our visit to India’s Rajasthan State, the world’s most densely populated desert region, with the first of a two-part conversation with Jal Bhagirathi Foundation. It’s an NGO focused on water security. Parikshit singh Tomar of Jal Bhagirathi, will show us their retention basin where they store rainwater. The land reserve has developed into a beautiful ecosystem. Next week, Parikshit will take us to a remote rural village that was revolutionized by Jal Bhagirathi projects.
Worldview was in India! For nearly twenty years on Worldview, India Development Service (IDS), a Chicago-based investment NGO that grants seed money to service and development projects across India, struck up the idea to bring Worldview to India and talk with their grantees working on-the-ground. Nila Vora and Nilesh Kothari of IDS guided us as we bounced around to big cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, as well to remote villages and towns. Today we'll visit the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in Bangalore.
March madness might be sweeping throughout the United States but a lot of the world has their eyes peeled on the Cricket World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zeland. We also go abroad in our Global Activism segment with the Shanti Bhavan school in India.
UNICEF has helped release hundreds of child soldiers in South Sudan. However, the region is still marred by civil war. We also look at winter swimming in extreme temperatures, a growing sport around the world. Finally, our Global Activism segment highlights a new website that helps people in developing countries achieve their dreams.
Segundo Velasquez grew up in Bolivia, but after he moved to Minnesota he started bringing back medical supplies whenever he visited Bolivia. He and his wife eventually started the NGO, ‘Mano a Mano’. 20 years later, their work has expanded to build over 300 infrastructure projects throughout Bolivia. Segundo will tell us his story for Global Activism.