WOTRian of the month

Prashant Kalaskar

‘I was born in 1973, in the town of Sangamner. I had a completely urban background and no connection to the village areas; despite this, I always had a desire somewhere to work for the betterment of the rural areas of India. After completing my diploma in civil engineering in 1996 I went to work in Mumbai in the construction industry. I did well there but the desire to do something in the rural areas never left me.

Rajesh Bairagi

“I was working as a guest teacher in Partala village in Madhya Pradesh (MP), when WOTR had started work there in 2009. Later, I was among the 11 students from MP who got selected for the 3rd batch of ‘ECO Course’ conducted by WOTR under its ‘The School for Sustainable Living and Livelihoods’ initiative. We got to learn about climate change, ecosystems, systems thinking and of course, watershed development (WSD). I think this course was the defining moment in my life.