“… the developing world's unsung inventors - indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people's lives.” - Prof. Anil Gupta
Having limited resources ignites a creativity lost to many living in abundance. Innovation is a survival skill in slums as people create products, architecture and services from nothing.
How awesome would it be if these skilled inventors benefited more from their ability to innovate?!
Dharavi slum in Mumbai is the perfect place to start slum innovation because it's a recycling super-hub processing waste from all over the world.
So we're building a recycling design school in the slum to develop sustainable design skills and foster creative entrepreneurs!
And we're shooting a documentary about it to capture real life struggles and triumphs from the slum!
We need seed funds to start this project ... yes, that's why we're here!
Your money will go into;
- renting a space and basic resources for the school to start functioning
- curriculum development (we're working with local design teachers)
- travel for film crew
- the rental of some filming equipment
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE through our fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions.
Help us build Dharavi's first recycle design school where people will learn how to make and sell products from recycled materials! The school will;
- improve incomes and break the cycle of poverty through creative entrepreneurship
- keep workers' children in school
- produce slum innovation education packs to help the world learn from their pragmatism to reduce, reuse and recycle creatively
Help us shoot the documentary about the project! The film will;
- show real life in the slum
- capture conflicts as workers free themselves from an exploitative recycling industry
- show transformation in the lives of recycle workers
- serve as a model for other bottom-up community initiatives around the world
Last summer, we made a short documentary following the lives of the community of workers and their families in Dharavi. This film was screened at film festivals around the world.
Watch the trailer at www.dharavidiary.com
"This talented young documentary director, Nawneet Ranjan gives us an insider's view of a world that few of us know about in a poetic and truthful way." - Randal Kleiser (Director of Grease, The Blue Lagoon and White Fang)
Browse the perks!
Choose items handcrafted from recycled materials or come to Dharavi for an authentic experience!
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Payment by cheque
to: FROM THE HEART PRODUCTIONS
for: DHARAVI DIARY
mail to: 1455 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard Shores, CA 93035