Shillong: The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversty Society (NESFAS) on Tuesday participated in the water conservation awareness campaign held at Mawlum Mawjahksew, West Khasi Hills. The NGO also collaborated with the community to host several programmes related to one of their ongoing campaigns – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). A cleaning drive was held in the morning where all the community members joined hands together and treated all public spaces as their own. A few male members of the community also visited the check dam to clean it. At the same time, the NESFAS team along with students from the Department of Social Work from Women’s College Shillong engaged themselves by painting the walls at the community hall, kitchen shed, upper primary school and lower primary school.
Different messages related to WASH, water conservation and breastfeeding were painted across the four venues. “This is a good initiative that we are supporting as it helps us gather more knowledge about conserving water. We are also more aware about the ongoing WASH campaign that is being run by NESFAS at our community,” Talin Thabah, headman of Mawlum Mawjahksew said.