Pukar means to “call out” in Hindi. It's also the acronym for Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research, a research collective based in Mumbai, India.
We get an update from PUKAR Executive Director, Anita Patil-Deshmukh, on PUKAR's Barefoot Researcher project. It gives young people from slum communities the chance to research and document community challenges like poor water quality, suicide, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis.
Patil-Deshmukh will also tell us about her plans to replicate PUKAR’s work in some of Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods.