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Women and Children

Women and children, especially those from poor marginalized communities, are a part of the most vulnerable segment of society. We use theatre to build awareness on gender and child rights, women and child health, schemes and opportunities for economic empowerment etc. We use theatre based approaches to mobilise community led action to address issues like health equity and violence against women and children. Theatre in Development is used innovatively to empower women and children with skills to seek and realise their rights.

  • 1 Creative Production On Child Rights
  • 2 Happy childhood
  • 3 Happy Schooling
  • 4 Health,Hygeine,Education and Childhood
  • 5 My Childhood My Rights
  • 6 Stop Child Abuse
  • 7 Theatre Games For Capacity Building
  • 8 Women Empowerment

Galli Galli Sim Sim

Early Childhood Education: Slums of Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi and Jaipur: 2008-2010

As part of the Project Galli Galli Sim Sim - an early childhood educational initiative launched by Sesame Workshop India, we have reached out to more than 140,000 children in 8 slums of Kolkata, 98,000 children in 6 slums of Mumbai,  70,000 children in 4 slums of Delhi and 4 slums , 11,400 children in 7 slums of Jaipur.

Sesame Workshop India supports mobile community viewing in order to reach the areas with limited or no access to television. The show includes video tutorials on recognizing shapes and colors, learning basic hygiene practices; basic nutrition etc. This is followed by theatre based activities where the key learning points are emphasized. Mask-making workshops are held to nurture creative skills. The project has trained nearly 1,15,000 caregivers on early childhood education and nutritional well being.


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Stories from the field

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road

After trying in vain to organize a ‘Community Workshop’ at 35 Pemental Street, we went to each and every street and by lane of the area, knocked on the doors of the residents and interacted with the families, discussing various aspects of child-health. Children belonging to the families of that locality had seen our shows; their parents too became well acquainted with Googly & Chumki. Though they found the characters inspiring they expressed concerns about how they could ensure healthy and hygienic lifestyles for their children. We discussed various simple solutions with them. They requested us visit to their homes again.


At College Bustee mothers often told us about the influence of GGSS on their children. We were told that after watching the show the children now wanted to have eggs, milk, vegetables and carrots. They did not know whether they would be able to afford these items on a daily basis but they were satisfied knowing that their children were now aware of the different aspects of nutrition.

Resources and links

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