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MKSP street plays in Raybag Taluk, Belgaum

To create effective awareness on ‘Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana’ among rural people, IDF has completed 20 street play shows in 20 villages at Raybag Taluk of Belgaum district between 26th Feb 2014 to 05th Mar 2014  . More than 7000-8000 people participated as audience. The audience consisted of the entire rural community including men and women farmers, community resource persons and children. 

The topics covered were SHG concepts, women empowerment, livelihood activities for women, Farm Field School (FFS) concept, value addition and marketing activities that can be undertaken through local resources. The Street play was performed by “Chiranthana Kalatanda” of Tumkur District.

The plays were very well received by the community. Some of the outcomes of the play were; Increased intervention of MKSP program and its components in remote areas of Raybag. Well depicted in number of people watching the program in different villages. It also acted as a common platform to increase awareness as well as motivate women to enroll as members and CRP’s

Feedback Received from community:

Such awareness cannot be created by meetings, one to one interactions or other methods, but through songs, dialogues and performance. The team conveyed the message very effectively on SHG, federation, agriculture and other things” – Sandhya Nayak, school teacher, Shahupark. 

“Street play was performed well, especially I liked the message of sustainable agriculture methods, only remark is, language which used by the team should be more local specific, otherwise overall street play is good”. – Gorakhanath Arjuna Nayak, Nidagundi.