Reap Benefit, under the guidance of Dr. Harini Nagendra and financial support from USAID, created an engagement module to increase students’ interactivity and engagement with neighbouring lakes and attempted at developing a sense of ownership towards the lake amongst the youngsters. We explored and investigated Kaikondranahalli and Devarabisanahalli lakes as part of this project.
The students from both Kaikondrehnalli Government school and Renuka School tested water from the lakes, their water filter and the tap. The water from the lake tested positive for Flouride, Nitrate and bacterial contamination. Similar trends were seen from their school’s water supply too.
While some sessions were dedicated to understanding the types of wastes being dumped in the lake’s vicinity, some were dedicated to clearing the plastic waste and rejects that was dumped at the lake. This is a heat map of the areas where maximum waste was collected.