(CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY)
Centre for Civil Society is India’s highest ranked think tank, that works to create change through research and action in Public Policy. Through research, advocacy and outreach, the Centre aims to reinvigorate civil society and grassroot governance through their initiatives in the field of education, livelihood and development. Project Patang, an initiative of the Centre for Civil Society works to address the challenge of social and academic integration of children enrolled through 25% reservations under the RTE.
In 2016, CCS approached Project Aawaaz to collaborate to provide training in the Aawaaz curriculum, for critical thinking, general awareness and public speaking skills to their students in DPS Vasant Vihar. We designed a module on the independence struggle, specially focussed on interactive and engaging instructional methods to make children experience the journey of our historical heroes! The module employed the use of interactive scrolls, role-play and strategy debates ensuring widespread student interest and participation. The module culminated with a successful student run theatre production, performed in front of the rest of the school, teachers and all parents on India’s fight for Independence, which was widely appreciated by everyone!