Girls just wanna WRITE: Assam Girl wins 'Ton Schouten' Award
Since 2017, IRC has been organising the Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling, in memory of Ton and with the aim to find and support exceptional young communicators in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Assam’s Mayuri Bhattacharjee has won the Ton Schouten Award for WASH storytelling 2019. She is the first Indian to have received the prestigious award!
Through her current campaign Dignity in Floods, she aims to use the power of the written word and mobile phone videos to bring more attention to WASH in Emergencies.
Mayuri has decided to use her award prize to produce more high-quality stories about flood-affected villages for in-country and global audiences and build a strong advocacy campaign for MHM in Emergencies in India. We @ManuheManuhorbabe1 on Twitter and on Facebook welcome critique and the medium of the word to raise important questions and a recording of lived realities to understand what it truly means to be Assamese. Share this with your friends and congratulate this young star!