Next month I will join nine other writers and journalists to explore children’s health and survival challenges in India. We will start our trip in Mumbai, a city with some of the world’s richest, and poorest, citizens. As of now we are set to visit M-Ward, one of India’s largest slums. Many people are familiar Dharavi, one of the most prosperous slums in Asia and home to a bevy of social enterprises that generate about US$1 billion in revenues.

But M-Ward is mostly forgotten, though thankfully not by the International Reporting Project, my host next month. The following film gives a nice introduction to M-Ward and the challenges that its 800,00 residents face:

[Image credit: International Reporting Project]

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.