‘Ton Schouten Award’ for Assam Girl


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.

WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and supports exceptional young communicators.

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.

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. Also in this campaign, she is placing special attention to MHM during annual floods in Assam.

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.

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