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“Voices of Change”: A Trip Through Dharavi – Gates Foundation Blog Series

Published 01/24/2012 by Global Communities

“Voices of Change”: A Trip Through Dharavi
By Melanie Walker, Deputy Director, Global Development Special Initiatives, BMGF
From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimist’s blog
Over the next few days, in our “Voices of Change”: A Trip Through Dharavi blog series, we’ll introduce you to one of the most unique living settlements in the world: Dharavi. Home to almost one million people, living in one square mile in Mumbai, India, Dharavi is a slum challenged by immense problems. But it is also home to hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children filled with hope and strength. In November 2011, a group of 11″Young Global Leaders” had the chance to visit Dharavi with Melanie Walker, Deputy Director for Global Development Special Initiatives at the foundation. And please share your comments, thoughts and experiences with us!

Please read the blog series “Voices of Change”: A Trip Through Dharavi for a sample of words, photos, and video from these Young Global Leaders.

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