P.P. Singh’s city improvement campaign, I Love My City, that began as his project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, has turned its attention to a new social ill: spitting. The campaign, which has tackled city improvements, cleanliness, safety and traffic issues in Faridibad/New Delhi, is taking on the hygiene and appearance issues of public spitting with a new campaign that’s passing out information pamphlets, having people sign pledges to keep the city clean, and painting neighborhood pillars and walls.
The project is being done in partnership with the New Delhi Traders Association. Read more about the anti-spitting campaign, which is focusing in on Connaught place Block C inner circle, including newspaper coverage, at I Love My City.
Several men were recently recognized in the Deccan Herald for community projects that made a real difference. The projects were created in the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, and were showcased at Mahbub College by a group named OASIS.
One of the men featured was Mohan Rao, whose project was to collect medicines for the old and sick who couldn’t otherwise afford them. Nagi Reddy, contracted with suppliers to get high quality rice for school children, as well as lobbying for grants for better furniture and toilets at the schools. A man named Suresh who works at Microsoft has created an online portal for career options.
An expatriat living in India, Caroline Clark, came up with a project in the Landmark self-expression and leadership programme with the bold goal of increasing the amount of kindness present in the world. As outlined in After Hours Citizen, the project worked simply by asking people to pledge to commit a certain amount of kind acts within a certain time period. In the few months after the project started, Clark had already collected over 3,000 pledges from people across the world.
According to the article, the project started out of Clark reading the newspaper and being struck by how bleak and negative all the stories were. “So I thought, why not start a good news website?” she explained. “Then I figured, why not make a site that creates good news?”
When Reena Chowdhury took part in Landmark’s self-expression and leadership programme, she wanted to make a difference for underprivileged children, she wanted to do something to make sure children actually had fun. The project that was created, Dream a Little Dream, does this by creating art camps around Bengaluru. Continue reading