Feedback Foundation is one of India’s leading providers of sustainable solutions in development projects across rural and urban India. In the last ten years, using the community engagement approach, Feedback Foundation has worked across many Indian cities and districts providing capacity building, planning and implementation support to various public, private and international agencies.
Feedback Foundation works on difficult subjects and across distant locations. It promotes behavioural change to help create empowered communities that would ensure a sustained development of the society. Its team of 65 experienced professionals spend their early mornings, days and evenings in remote villages and slums or in municipal and corporate offices to help its clients (Government ministries, international development agencies, PSUs, municipal corporations and private foundations) achieve their governance and CSR goals.
Why Sanitation and Hygiene?
Improved sanitation and adherence to hygiene and safe water can help transform lives, accelerate economic growth, enhance people’s dignity and create a better future for all. Sanitation also makes a positive contribution towards family literacy. According to a UNICEF study, for every 10 per cent increase in female literacy, a country’s economy can grow by 0.3 per cent. Thus, sanitation directly contributes towards social and economic development of the society and also helps transform the environment.
Besides encouraging universal toilet use, Feedback Foundation strongly believes that hygiene behaviour change is essential to make a substantial and sustainable impact on public health. Part of the problem lies in the fact that for too long, our society has invested in sanitation infrastructure that doesn’t work for everyone. Toilets serve the purpose only when they are used. And to ensure this, it is integral to address social barriers like discrimination, infrastructure, geography, education and awareness.
Feedback Foundation works at the grassroots level across villages and districts, engages with the communities, both rural and urban, and empowers them to execute programs that would help transform their lives and serve as role models and change agents for the rest of the country. We strongly believe in engaging with the communities to bring about a behavioural change by focusing on changing mind-sets. We equip people to make the right choices and informed decisions with the help of knowledge dissemination and awareness generation, thus enabling behaviour change.