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Annual Report 2012 - 13

Annual Report
2012 - 13

BNKVS focused in two enthusiastic projects during the session 2012-2013. One of them is “Theatre in Education Program for Community Awareness” and other one is “Science on Wheels Program for providing Hands-on Science Education to rural children.” The detailed report of all activities along with statistical data of both programs is as follows-

Theatre in Education Program

Background :-
Rajasthan is one of the backward states of India, in terms of educational standards or literacy in and Barmer contributes heavily to this backwardness. In generic terms, schools lack modern infrastructure and especially lack improvisation of modern educational techniques. Quality of education is a major hindrance along with access which till a few years back was regarded as the only major concern. Amidst such a scenario, Cairn India joined hands with BNKVS and initiated a process through which students of rural Barmer, would learn as well as participate in the efforts to make learning simple, interesting but at the same time sincere. The concept of ‘Theatre in Education’ was introduced in the rural schools which till that day had only visualized the ‘proverbial cliché’ of a teacher sitting in a chair with a cane and students memorizing the number tables.

Success of the Programme :-
The use of theatre to convert chapters of the syllabus into interesting concepts gained success and the programme was extended to around 33 schools across Cairn’s operational area. 2 teachers from each of 24 schools were trained to undertake the classes. Chapters from subjects like Mathematics, English and Science of classes VI to VIII were converted into drama scripts and 3 books were published which drew praises not only within Cairn but also from external stakeholders including National School of Drama, New Delhi.

Theatre in Education (TiE)- Concept :-
Considering the fact that Cairn is already working with the aspect of quality education in rural schools through its innovative Science on Wheels Programme as well Reading Rooms, this program focusses on the larger aspect of education beyond class rooms and try to penetrate deeper into the societal layers. We prepare school children to participate in short skits focusing behavioral changes, communication and their curriculum.
BNKVS expanded the Theatre in Education Program in such a way that it could be an effective device to educate community on various issues. So, by continuing the TiE for School Children we are focusing on community education through theatre.

Theatre Groups or Drama groups were formed with rural youths (both boys and girls) on various social issues/problems which dampen the progress of the society, Barmer as well as Rajasthan. The process of identifying and discussing an issue, scripting it, rehearsals for community shows were all in itself an educative process- a process which gradually grows into the young minds and they resultantly become ambassadors of the social message being portrayed. :-

The new thoughts invaded into the families, evoked curiosity and thus paved the way towards a social change.

Issues are as simple as ‘importance of education’; or more focussed on girl’s education; can be experimental in trying to curb the menace of drinking or alcohol abuse’ or more prescriptive forms like ‘banning early marriage or safe driving.
The actors are community youths especially from land contributing families or ROU owners/holders though other youths are be encouraged to give the group a more neutral outlook. These groups are doing the theatre in community programmes and events, both Cairn led and general community owned. Local cultural forms and instruments are encouraged thus adding appeal to the entire presentation.

key features of the programme :-
  • Will look into education in and beyond classrooms and focus more on the overall community.
  • Will form drama teams/theatre teams with children/youths of land contributing as well as general community.
  • Social issues/problems hampering the progress in general will be identified as the theme.
  • Such theatres will be educative as well as entertaining, participatory as well as an expression of local art forms thus generating curiosity and resultant goodwill.

Strategic Objectives of the Programme :-
  • Developed at least 10 groups of youth in key villages/ clusters across operational area who becomes positive ambassadors to the company, its operations along with being social change agents.

Social Objective of the Programme :-
  • Value addition in School education delivery system through using different tools, techniques and methodology of theater.
  • Generate awareness on social evils like illiteracy, child marriage, child labour, discrimination towards girl child, substance abuse etc.
  • Sensitise people on social issues which are at the same time relevant for business like driving and general safety, environmental awareness, water conservation etc.

Geographical area for the Programme :-
  • The program will be implemented in selected villages under the Cairn’s Operational Area focusing with Aishwariya, Bhagyam and other asset villages have strategic business importance.
Implementation strategy :-
Theater in Education program implemented in selected 40 villages of different Cairn asset area. Project villages identified with consideration of strategic business importance and development needs of the area. Project villages divided into 10 different clusters. There was a team of professionals at each cluster who will facilitated the mobilization process and implemented the project activities in selected Schools as well local community. Program implemented at two levels such as School and Community. Project team interacts with school management and identified the issues/ theme and design play accordingly. During the program some interested students also are motivated to perform. Education and awareness of local community on various development issues is one of the important objectives of the program. Of course issues for community awareness were prioritized as per the CAIRN CSR strategy and broad thematic focus area. Project team does the participatory social mapping of the cluster area and with due participation of local community and their representatives issues are identified. Simultaneously project team identified the potential youth who can be developed as resource team for community awareness program. There is a team of volunteers at each cluster who is trend. Initially project team provided hand holding support to volunteers in planning, designing and performing plays on various social issues. Gradually volunteers are developed and they are able to perform independently. Community volunteers provided some motivational support based on their performance.

Key Outputs to achieve the Objectives :-
  • Around 50-60 youths trained over a period of two years through 10 functional social theatre teams.
  • At least 10 villages/ clusters across the operational area have their own social theatre youth teams.
  • Each team conducts at least 6 awareness sessions in first year and 12 in second year.
  • At least 180 awareness programs performed over the period of two years.
  • 50 % programs will be performed in Schools.

List of Identified Villages :-
S.No. Name of Assett Name of Village Cluster
1 Mangla Processing Terminal/Pipeline Nagana A
2 Mangla Processing Terminal Jogasar
3 Mangla Processing Terminal Sarkapar Bandra
4 Mangla Processing Terminal Khatiyo Ka Tala A1
5 Aishwariya Chokhla
6 Mangla Processing Terminal Khanji Ka Tala B
7 Mangla Processing Terminal/Pipeline Chitter Ka Par
8 Aishwariya Kau Ka Kheda
9 Aishwariya Raoji Ki Dhani
10 Mangla Processing Terminal Meghwalo Ka Was
11 Mangla Processing Terminal Kawas C
12 Mangla Processing Terminal Bandatalar
13 Pipe Line Nagnechiya Dhunda
14 Mangla Processing Terminal/Pipeline Sarkapar Kawas
15 Aishwariya Harpaniyo Ki Dhani
16 Pipe Line Alaniyo Ki Dhani
17 Aishwariya Madpura Sani D
18 Aishwariya Madpura Barwala
19 Aishwariya Madpura Puranagaon
20 Aishwariya Nimbaniyo Ki Dhani
21 Mangla Processing Terminal Chutaraniyo Ki Dhani
22 Bhagyam Bothiya Jagir E
23 Bhagyam Bothiya Purohit
24 Bhagyam Sutaro Ki Dhani
25 Bhagyam Rohili
26 Bhagyam Hariyali
27 Bhagyam Junejo Mehro Ki Basti F
28 Bhagyam Rewali
29 Bhagyam Magnaniyo Ki Dhani
30 Bhagyam Khariya Tala
31 Bhagyam Bhadka
32 Saraswati Koslu G
33 Saraswati Sada Jhund
34 Saraswati Sada
35 Pipeline Sadecha G1
36 Pipe Line (AGI 3) Sanjta
37 Rageshwari/Pipeline(AGI 5) Naya Nager H
38 Rageshwari Dhandla was
39 Rageshwari/Pipeline Adarsh Nager
40 Rageshwari/Pipeline Mangliyo Ki Beri
41 Rageshwari/Pipeline Raoli Nadi

Target for first year of the project :-
  • No. of Community Youth Teams to be formed = 10
  • No. of Community Youth to be connected with project = 50
  • No. of Community Youth Shows to be performed in 10 clusters = 60
  • No. of School Children Shows to be organized = 30
Teams of Identified Community Youth :-
S.NO. Cluster No. of Community Youth Total
Male Female
1 A 1 5 6
2 A1 5 7 12
3 B 9 4 13
4 C 5 5 10
5 D 2 - 2
6 E 5 7 12
7 F 4 - 4
8 G 10 - 10
9 G1 - - -
10 H 3 - 3
Total 44 28 72

No. of Community Youth Shows organized :-
S.NO. Cluster No. of Community Youth Shows organized Total
Male Female
1 A 9 8 17
2 A1 5 3 8
3 B 11 9 20
4 C 12 11 23
5 D 11 7 18
6 E 10 8 18
7 F 10 7 17
8 G 15 1 16
9 G1 4 - 4
10 H 13 3 16
Total 100 57 157

No. of School Children Shows organized :-
S.NO Cluster No. of shows organized
1 A 3
2 A1 2
3 B 5
4 C 6
5 D 6
6 E 5
7 F 2
8 G -
9 G1 1
10 H 1
Total 31

Details of Community Youths’ Meetings at Barmer :-
S.NO. Date Venue Training Issues No. of Youth Participated Total
Male Female
1 18th Jan 2013 BNKVS Barmer Office Training, Planning, Feed-back 13 10 23
2 16th Feb 2013 Nehru Yuva Kendr Barmer Training, Planning, Feed-back 29 12 41

Issues & Scripts written by our team for School Children :-
S.NO. Title of the Play Issue Total No. of shows organized
1 Bat Pate Ri Importance of Time-Table for a student 9
2 Prithvi ki Panchayat Pollution & its harmful effects 3
3 Kamchor Importance of Hard-Work in life 3
4 Dosti ki Jeet Spirit of Love & Humanity 2
5 Chakkar Malaria ka Awareness of Malaria 3
6 Khajana kisko Mila Good Habit formation 6
7 Buddhimani ki Jeet Importance of Education 2
8 Sooraj ka Atyachar Awareness of Sun-Stroke 3
Total 31

Issues & Scripts written by our team for Community Shows :-
S.NO. Title of the Play Issue Total No. of shows organized
1 Ram ji ri Fauz Smoking & Tobacco is harmful 4
2 Chakkar malaria ka Awareness of Malaria 5
3 Kyun Dukh Devan Beti Ne Importance of Girl-Child Education 15
4 Katha Aakhariya Maharaj Ri Literacy for every one 17
5 Teeka ro Chamatkar Knowledge of Vaccination Program 12
6 Pedon ki Peeda Save Tree-save Life 26
7 Galati Kiski Child Marriage 17
8 Jal he to Kal he Save Water-Save Life 26
9 Beta-Beti Bhed Fizul Importance of Girl-Child Education 13
10 Bachat Bhavishy ka Aadhar Financial Literacy 13
11 Gyan Bina Dhan Dhood Financial Literacy 9
Total 157

Media Coverage :-
The news of workshops, shows, seminars and the whole project is covered throughout the year in various news papers, like Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Navjyoti, Khoj-Khabar. Maru Vani and Janta Sahkar. Feed-back :-
The total project is appreciated by community people, students, school teachers and other stake holders. Our team got tremendous results and achieved more than the target. We are looking forward to explore new mile stones.

It’s all about the annual report of TiE Program 2012-2013.

Science on Wheels Program

Barmer (Rajasthan)
A Hands-on science education Project by Agastya International Foundation, Banglore
Program Supported by- Cairn India

Introduction :-
Agastya International Foundation, Banglore has been working for a long time to provide Hands-on science education to rural children, to sensitize teachers for an innovative and interactive teaching skill and to generate scientific thinking in community. The very project is planned to execute in rural area of Barmer District (Rajasthan) by the support of Cairn India. BNKVS GROUP OF THEATRE SOCIETY, JODHPUR (RAJASTHAN) joined Agastya as a local implementing partner. A van which is fully equipped by models of different branches of science along with two trained instructors, visits identified schools/ villages to provide science education. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan Mr. Ashok Gahlot started the van by showing green flag in an opening ceremony of the project at Jaipur on 6th December 2010. The program started at Barmer by 8th December 2010.

Target Schools :-
The project is being implemented in 44 schools of Barmer District. List is given below :
1 GSSS Nimbaniyon ki Dhani
2 GUPS Kahu Ka Kheda
3 GUPS Rau Ji Ki Dhani
4 GUPS Magnaniyon Ki Dhani
5 GUPS Nagana Tala
6 GSSS Kawas
7 GSS Chokhla (S-1)
8 GUPS Chokhla (S-2)
9 GUPS Jogasar Chheetar
10 GSS Chheetar ka Par
11 GUPS Bothiya Jageer
12 GUPS Bothiya Purohitan
13 GUPS Khatiyon ka Tala
14 GSS Bhadkha
15 GUPS Madpura Barwala
16 GUPS Madpura Sani
17 UPS Saraswati Vidya Mandir
18 UPS Matasar Bhurtiya
19 UPS Bhawani Vidyamandir
20 GUPS Sada
21 GSS Koshlu
22 GSS Naya Nagar
23 GSS Mangle ki Beri
24 GSS Sindhaswa Harniyan
25 GSS Bhakharpura
26 GUPS Rawli Nadi
27 GUPS Adarsh Nagar
28 GUPS Sada Jhund
29 GSSS Gudamalani GSSS
30 GSSS Gudamalani GGSS
31 GSSS Adel
32 GSS Nimbalkot
33 GUPS Sindhiyon ki Dhani
34 GSS Narsali Nadi
35 GUPS Harupaniyon ki Dhani
36 GSSS Baytu
37 GGSS Baytu
38 GUPS Batadu
39 GUPS Baniya sandha Dhora
40 GUPS Baytu Panji
41 GUPS Hariyali
42 GUPS Sar Ka Par Kawas
43 PSS Modern School Bmr
44 GSSS Gandhi Chowk Bmr

Main Components of the project :-
  • School Demo
  • Community Visit
  • Science Fair

Description :-
  • School Demo : The Science Van visits schools, where scientific concepts are elaborated by instructors. School children actively participate in the process. The sole objective of the School Demo is to encourage students to learn the concept by doing some activity with models. Students describe the models/process after getting knowledge of it, in front of whole class/school by the help of teachers and instructors. It gives a sort of confidence in performing students where other get inspiration by this. So, this Learning by Doing becomes a factor of positive change in students towards science education.

  • Community Visit : There are so many misconceptions, superstitions and unawareness of health & hygiene common in rural areas. Science on Wheels program facilitates villagers the scientific way of thinking. The instructors go to a village and interact with community people on various topics and explain the science behind the fact. They create awareness for their health & hygiene related issues in a simple way.

  • Science Fair : First of all we select a school for science fair and some young leaders (school children) to describe the models to other children. Instructors give training to young leaders regarding the models. In this fair we show at least 50 to 60 models. Then all students of different schools visit the fair and children learn science by discussion with young leaders. So, in this way it becomes Science-By Children- For Children.

Statistical Panorama :-
School Demostrations
Month No. of School Visits School Children Total Students No .Of Teachers Community Members Grand Total Sp. Ref.
Boys Girls Men Women Drop Outs Total
Aug-12 32 1507 861 2368 164 31 20 19 70 2602
Sep-12 40 2181 1265 3446 263 54 26 28 108 3817
Oct-12 28 1269 951 2220 162 26 16 12 54 2436
Nov-12 22 1157 680 1837 121 14 6 11 31 1989
Dec-12 10 346 216 562 51 7 2 2 11 624
Jan-13 33 1354 1090 2444 173 144 94 24 262 2879
Feb-13 33 1403 1078 2481 149 28 19 11 58 2688
Mar-13 28 713 618 1331 119 16 12 5 33 1483
Apr-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May-13 16 280 160 440 61 54 4 21 79 580
Jun-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jul-13 42 1471 1077 2548 263 12 16 8 36 2847
TOTAL 284 11681 7996 19677 1526 386 215 141 742 21945

Community Visits
Month No. of Community Visits Children Adults and Aged Grand Total
Boys Girls Drop outs Total Men Women Total
Jul-1341006530195249199448 643
TOTAL 95 1748 754 871 3373 3270 1949 5219 8592

Feedback from Students / Teachers / Community Members :-
Teachers’ View : The concept of the program and the demonstration by Instructors is highly appreciated by all teachers of the schools where Mobile Van visited. Many teachers showed the need of Teachers’ Training Program. Some of teachers requested to organizers to provide such working models to school. The continuous visits were required in schools by the teachers.
Students’ View : Students showed the great enthusiasm and warm welcome. The students were astonished when the bookish topics of Science took shape of working models in front of them.
Community member's View : So many doubts of villagers were cleared in Community Visits. The reputed persons, public-representatives like Sarpanch, Gramsevak etc. witnessed the program. It will be helpful to develop science awareness as per their opinion.
So, it is all over report of activities organized in Science on Wheels Program at Barmer (Rajasthan) during the academic year 2012-2013.