Community Development Project
In Champawat, Uttarakhand, our 'Prangan' initiative has been actively engaging the community through various educational and socio-emotional learning (SEL) programs. We've established a vibrant Community Learning Centre, providing daily sessions in subjects like science, math, English, arts, and 21st-century skills for children aged 4-14. Additionally, we've conducted 15 SEL sessions in GGIC and GIC Champawat, covering topics such as menstrual health, gender equality, and emotional awareness. In the Government Primary School, Simalta village, our SEL programs focus on skill-building and emotional development.
Our awareness campaigns, including engaging plays performed during Panchayat meetings, address critical issues such as alcoholism and menstrual hygiene. These efforts have directly impacted 250 women, 100 men, 630 adolescent girls, 240 adolescent boys, and 30 youth from Champawat. We've also welcomed 20 volunteers from across the country, enhancing our collaborative efforts.
Despite financial constraints, our dedicated team of 8 individuals continues to drive change. We invest in their capacity building through workshops on gender, leadership, and library management.
Our goal is to foster an inclusive and empowered community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Through 'Prangan,' we're creating a brighter future for Champawat, one filled with education, empowerment, and positive social change.
Arts Based Training Program
Rang Shaalaa is dedicated to cultivating local leadership and driving positive transformation in Champawat, Uttarakhand. Central to our mission is the empowerment of local youth, both women and men, equipping them with vital skills to serve as facilitators and mentors.
Our flagship initiative, the Rang Shaalaa Leadership Program, stands as the cornerstone of our efforts. This program provides comprehensive training in leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to local youth, empowering them to take charge within their community. Moreover, it fosters a culture of gender empowerment at the grassroots level, ensuring inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.
In addition to our leadership program, we collaborate closely with the local education system to implement educational interventions. Specifically, we focus on government schools in Champawat, aligning our efforts with existing frameworks to seamlessly integrate our initiatives. By working hand-in-hand with the local education system, we enhance our ability to make a meaningful impact on the educational landscape. Our goal is to create sustainable pathways for the community's development, ensuring access to quality education for all.
Through these key components, Rang Shaalaa is committed to nurturing local leadership, fostering gender empowerment, and driving positive change in Champawat, Uttarakhand.
‘A dialogue with your core’
Applied Arts Modules
We’ve been working on stress and mental wellbeing of adults in the pandemic through a 4 day workshop ‘A dialogue with you core’ where we explore, where we are struggling and feeling stuck through the tool of Theatre and Expressive arts. Art helps us to look at these issues on a deeper level by opening up possibilities for multiple perspectives coming together.
Forum Development Project
Applied Arts Program
Our Forum Theatre project is currently attempting to unpack and problematize popular notions of ‘safety for women’, in order to re-imagine interventions applicable to the virtual space. Forum Theatre is a technique of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), where a problem is shown in an unsolved form. The ‘spect-actors’ are the real stakeholders of the unsolved problem. After the performance, the audience becomes ‘spect-actors’ and has a chance to try out their interventions live.
We also work with different age groups, demographics on wellbeing and other issues through short term workshops and engagements. We will continue doing such workshops with Schools, NGOs and Self Help Groups and other suitable stakeholders on above issues, through arts based facilitation methods.