Theater training to reinforce role plays

RLEK wishes to enhance the capacity of their trainers for preparing skits and role plays which will make them capable of disseminating their social message more clearly and produce more effective skits and plays.

By enhancing the capacity and the skills of the Master Trainers of RLEK will help in improving the quality of the skits and plays and therefore increase the chance to get their messages across.

RLEK believes that the skits and plays are an impressive tool to impart training as it makes the rural uneducated people understand the deep meaning behind any training.

The objectif is to seep in the theatre skills deeper and wider. With the previous theatre training the master trainers got the professional touch in their skits. They further want to improve their skills and also wish to revise what they have learnt, so as to perfect the Art.

This will help in RLEK’s mission to empower indigenous groups, marginalized populations, women and children to claim their rights and entitlements under the Constitution of India.

The performers from the skits and plays are the master trainers, teachers, volunteers and interns.

RLEK intends not only to impart a follow-up training to previous participants but also include new participants.

Within its activities, RLEK is giving much training to villagers using skits. The master trainers, as RLEK calls them, are working in different fields. Some are working in governance and gender issues, some for adult education and some in vocational training sector.

These programs gather together a large range of subjects like health, community awareness, formal and non-formal education, gender equality etc. As the rate of illiteracy is very high especially amongst women in the rural areas of Uttarakhand, therefore, RLEK believes that social messages with the help of skits and plays are easily understood and disseminated.

RLEK Master Trainers organize trainings in both ways, residential and non-residential. The residential ones are at RLEK’s office and non-residential are in the villages. Most of the master trainers are working full time at RLEK. The Master Trainers are supported, while their training, by volunteers and interns.

The volunteers who support the master trainers are mainly teachers in the different schools supported by RLEK, working for different communities like the Van Gujjars, tribals, scheduled castes etc.
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The volunteer’s intervention will be to give/ advance theatrical skills in the participants and also provide a follow-up for the ones who have already been trained on:

- Develop script for skits and plays;
- Manage the mise-en-scène;
- Perform/enact skits and plays.

RLEK expects that the mission will be able to capacitate the Master Trainers of the organization with the skills and ability to conduct skits and plays on various subjects like various laws related to women, women empowerment, good governance, how to prevent from female feticide, be alert during the time of natural disaster as the state of Uttarakhand is prone to natural disasters especially earthquakes, floods etc to name a few.

The volunteer should also guide the master trainers about the timing of introducing the skits and plays in their trainings, in order to maximize its effect.

At the end of the training the Master trainers of the organization will be able to convey their message in a more effective and efficient way thus helping the rural populace in understanding the issues and their solutions.

RLEK staff will be professionally trained and be will able to use skits and plays as an effective tool to impart training more effectively and efficiently. At the end of the training different short skits and plays can be prepared on different topics and could be readily performed. At least one skit or play should be performed in a village to test it.
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The expertise of the volunteers will be required in the field of theater.

Training would start at 11:00 and would continue till 17:00 with one hour lunch break.

The schedule of trainings days will depend upon the content and exercises of the mission.

All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea) are provided to the staff in the Mess (called the cooperative kitchen) within the RLEK office campus.
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All of RLEK and PRAGATI’s Master Trainers
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RLEK is envisaging this training for all the master trainers/ trainers working in RLEK, the State Resource Centre (Adult Education) run by RLEK, the Panchayati Rule And Gender Awareness Training Institute (PRAGATI, a sister organisation) and are also considering of calling some master trainers from Jan Shikshan Sansthan, RLEK’s unit in Bageshwar, working on livelihood-vocational training.

They also intend to call teachers from their different schools in state of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh most probably the ones who didn’t attend the previous trainings.

Also if possible they would like to include a few interns. Between 30 and 40 people would participate in the mission.

The participants will be of the age group between 25 and 45 years. The master trainers are working with different communities and on different issues, therefore RLEK may divide them according to their field intervention. This will be decided on first day of the program.The participants can read and speak English. However, there are a handful of participants who are not well versed with the spoken English, the other staff members will be there to take care of the translation part if need arises.

The participant will be either a graduate or a post graduate degree holder. Some of the participants will be first timers in the theatre training requested for the mission and for some it will be perfecting their skills and learning more from the volunteer; however, most of the trainers themselves make skits for the training programs. Interns also participate in the trainings and prepare skits and enact them with the help of the trainers, their level may vary.
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Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) was created by Avdhash Kaushal, who has made his mark as an institutional builder and a man of the masses, to achieve the Vision of creating a just and sustainable society and accomplishing a mission to empower indigenous groups, marginalized populations, women and children to claim their right and entitlements under the constitution of India. RLEK works in the rural parts of India, the states where RLEK concentrates its activities are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha. Though in Uttarakhand, RLEK works in all the thirteen districts of the state, however, the volunteer would be involved in two development blocks of Dehradun district namely Sahaspur Block and Chakrata block. Sahaspur block is semi-urban while Chakrata block is totally rural and the majority of the people in Chakrata being hill people and Schedule tribes, the culture, habitat, customs, practices, usage and cultural mores are markedly different from the rest of district, particularly the plains of Dehradun tehsil. The villages in Chakrata and Jaunpur (Block of Tehri District) are small and generally contains population less than 1500. The area is under the influence of bonded labour culture. RLEK's activities are funded by the funding partners in the project. Generally, the funding agencies are various Ministries in Government of India such as Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Department of Justice etc other funding agencies are United Nations and Development Programme (UNDP), Canadian Fund For Local Initiatives, Australian High Commission etc to name a few. RLEK has Employees -17 and Volunteers – 60. RLEK has more than 40 interns coming each month from various universities from India and abroad. These interns are working equivalent to 10 full time employees. There are 10 members on the Board of Trustees. Since RLEK's creation in February 1989, the organization has successfully completed more than 100 big and small projects, like…. trainings of trainers and develop need based training manuals and modules for various institutions, created and trained many Para-legal workers and lawyers; generated community awareness and village mobilization, formed Self Help Groups and women federations, gender capacity building of women and other marginalized groups including SC/ST for social, legal, economic and political empowerment, capacity building of NGOs/CBOs from India as well as other SAARC countries, need assessment, action research, preparation of training and IEC material, human rights, legal literacy, gender equity, advocacy & lobbying (for people centred policies & laws), sustainable livelihood, formal and non-formal children education, adult education, health awareness, holding workshops to bring about affirmative change and policy directions, legal literacy and empowerment, strengthening institutions of local-self governance, documentation, monitoring & evaluation, data collection & situation analysis, compilation and developing compendium etc. RLEK is currently involved in legal empowerment of women and the community. It has also undertaken political empower of Elected Women Functionaries in Local Self Governance. RLEK is also running 15 Primary Schools for the children of marginalized and tribal communities. It is also empowering Muslim women with income generation activities in the state of Haryana. RLEK support 12500 approx. people directly via their activities at a time. These people are the marginalized communities living below the poverty line, the SHG women, Elected Women Functionaries, nomadic tribe and the children coming to RLEK Primary school are run across Dehradun, Tehri and Uttar Kashi districts of Uttarakhand and Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
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RLEK vehicle will receive the volunteer from the airport and bring the volunteer to RLEK office campus in Dehradun. It takes around 45 minutes from the Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport to accommodation/mission site.
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The volunteer would be staying in RLEK’s fully furnished guestroom on the RLEK Campus in Dehradun. It is an individual room with attached bathroom with electricity supply around the clock. There is Wi-Fi within the campus so the volunteer can avail the internet facility anytime. Mosquito repellent will be provided. The guestroom is modestly furnished with a double bed, a study table, chair and a T.V.
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The mission will be carried out in RLEK office. A skit or play could be performing in a village or a community close to dehradun if needed. The office campus is fully equipped with all the facilities such as whiteboard, smart board, paperboard, computers with Wi-Fi connection, video project. RLEK will make and provide the facilities of whiteboard, paperboard, and laptops with internet connection to the mission. The volunteer will be allowed to use all the above mentioned material, if he/she needs any other assistance within RLEK’s capacity, it will be provided to the volunteer.
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