The Bulawa Toli
Bulawa toli is a group of young volunteers who mobilise community for polio immunisation on the polio booth day. Donning caps with polio messages and badges, these young advocates run house-to-house shouting slogans and blowing whistles to draw attention of the children and parents to the polio booth.
Young, enthusiastic and aware! The bulawa toli children volunteer their participation when the UNICEF community mobiliser contacts schools.
The children's brigade is then out in action on the streets taking out rallies on the eve of the polio booth.
The young brigade along with UNICEF community mobiliser carry with them even the youngest from their homes to the polio boothPolio Day
There is always a competition among the brigade members to get more children to the booth for polio immunisation.
In areas where Bulawa toli is in action, there is higher booth coverage as is evident in data received from these areas.
A group of girls radiating confidence and determination as they proudly show off their bulawa toli badges.
Two drops in every polio round is all it takes to secure a polio-free future for every child in India.
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