Community Development Project
Our long term ‘community engagement’ program ‘Prangan’ is set up in village Champawat of Uttarakhand. In 2021, we finally started our work in the rural areas of Champawat and have been able to set up a Community Learning Centre along with our continuous work in the Government schools of Champawat. We’ve been able to build good relations with the local community and have also gotten recognition from the Chief Education Officer of Champawat, Principles and Teachers of the schools.
Arts Based Training Program
We're all ready with our Fellowship program, slowly working through layers and building a larger understanding of gender, gender-based issues, sexuality, identity and the politics around it. To do this, each year, we’ll be mobilising 6 young community leaders over the age of 21 years from Champawat district who will be trained for a month in arts-based pedagogy in education. After the training, these leaders will create an applied theatre based comprehensive Gender and SEL module by engaging with students in government schools.
‘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.