Water and sanitation are the most important services necessary for life and dignity of citizens. But slum dwellers are excluded from these services, resulting in environmental degradation, marginalization and poor health. Through inquiry based learning, the first author has attempted to give his students an first hand and innovative learning experience by helping them to explore water and sanitation issues in the Ambujwadi slum of Mumbai (India) on their own. The paper highlights the pedagogical approach and by the way of illustrations helps the reader to understand its usefulness in teaching students of social work.


Inquiry Based Learning, Slums, Sanitation, Water, Abuse


The authors would like to thank Professor Abraham Antony, Head of the Field Work Department and Dr. Geeta Balakrishnan, Principal of the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan for the support and encouragement for undertaking the innovative experiment.

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