“As Facilitators, we have had the opportunity of travelling across the country. It is this exposure to diverse culture, interaction with communities that has shaped and enriched us. It is their perspective to life, daily struggle and undying hope for change that has strengthened our belief in people, their capacity and wisdom. Their simplistic yet profound eye to real life situations have created opportunities for new insight, sensitivity and appreciation of local ways of seeing and daring to dream.”
Prabir and Anju have been working together as Facilitators for the past more than 25 years. Their keen interest and expertise lies in exploring the scope and possibilities of participatory communication on issues related to rights, gender, VAW, education, life skills, adolescent health, reproductive rights, watsan and ecology. They have facilitated participatory communication processes, facilitated workshops, designed communication resources and carried out participatory research and documentation for international and national civil society organisations. They have worked extensively with children, adolescents, young people and women from adivasi, rural and urban communities from across the country; they have deep-rooted understanding of communities and related issues. Also, they have facilitated intense process-oriented workshops with government officials, activists and academic institutions. As a visiting faculty, Prabir has been conducting workshops on participatory theatre at TISS for more than 15 years and IIMA for the past six years. While Anju has been engaged as a Consultant with various international and national level organisations providing critical inputs to programmes related to women, children, watsan, urban planning and citizen engagement.