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. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, 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). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.