Paschim Paaila spreading messages: “Not to forget to
implement what you know, in your daily life”.
Raising awareness through orientations, campaigns and trainings has its effect for short time period. People have habit of forgetting what they have been taught in such programs. What we see we keep in mind and remember it for long period rather than what we learn in any classes.
Art grabs your attention whether it is displayed on paper or another material. As long as it conveys its message the right way, it will inspire people; irrespective of the canvas. Wall painting is one of these media of inspiring art that has attracted people since day one. Wall paintings are popular all over the world, and its popularity is increasing day by day as evidenced by its prevalence on houses, offices, exhibitions, restaurants and other buildings.
In this regards, taking wall painting as an effective tool to raise awareness on water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) promotion, Paschim Paaila conducted wall painting program at Tika Higher Secondary School, Sanepa on 22nd March, 2013. Mr. Dan Archer, drawing facilitator, along Ms. Baba, Principal of Tika School, with 15 students of Tika School presented their creativity through wall painting. In order to grab the attention the paintings were made on different cartoon characters disseminating the messages themselves. Ms. Manisha Thapaliya, Media Coordinator of Paschim Paaila, coordinated overall program with school. “Wall painting ideas are really good. We had fun and acquired very important messages through this program”- answered one student at Tika School.
4 out of 10 people only adopt what they learn in their daily life, even though they are aware and they know about the consequences of overlooking those situations. To show the consequences of overlooking circumstances and to make community realize about the importance of WASH and what they are missing in their daily life, drama was showed at Lagankhel, Lalitpur and Bhugol Park, Kathmandu on 22nd March, 2013 to mark World Water Day-2013.With that, drawing disseminating message of Water and Disaster Preparedness, that were painted by students of 26 different school with in Kathmandu Valley were exhibited.