Community Mapping in Bhutan
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Everywhere we go, we find challenges: waste management, poverty, health issues, corruption, drug abuse, fights. The list goes on.
But these challenges are also opportunities for us to act and bring change. In a democracy, we cannot depend on the government to solve all of our problems.
In community mapping, we venture out to different communities to discover what challenges, document their stories using digital media and photography, and explore ways to find solutions.
From July 1-11, 2013, the Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy piloted a community mapping project in Thimphu. 25 youth participated in the mapping of 5 communities: Changzamtog, Hong Kong Market, Changjiji, Motithang, and Changidaphu.
We hope to expand on this project in the coming months.