Welcome To Charkha Development Communication Network

Development in our country continues to elude the ‘last man’. In large tracts of rural areas, individuals and communities face exclusion, sometimes in multiple forms.

They remain bereft of ways to access information on their rights and entitlements, on existing programmes and potential avenues to improve their lives.  Their issues and perspectives remain largely missing from the mainstream media.

Charkha’s focus is on this last man.  It sees communication as the key to empowering rural marginalized communities enabling an access to information and to articulate their issues.  It seems the mainstream media as a potent force to reach these issues to the policy makers and governance systems at the local, regional and national levels.

Charkha effectively uses the power of the mainstream media to articulate the concerns on the ground and reach these to decision-makers at every level.

The Charkha-UNICEF partnership

Violence against children is all too often unseen, unheard and under reported. UNICEF has announced an initiative that urges citizens, lawmakers, journalists, filmmakers and governments in India to speak out more forcefully to fight violence against children, with a special focus on child marriage and early childhood developmentas part of its campaign ‘End Violence against Children’.
The Charkha and UNICEF partnership would address the aforementioned issues by implementing communication activities in such as writing skills workshops with college students, dialogues with Screen Writers, Theatre Persons and Journalists and features/articles on the issues to be published on Charkha Web Portal.

The Buzz Now

Communication Workshop for Aga Khan Foundation held from 18th to 20th September 2018 at Patna

A total of 27 participants attended the workshop on all three days.Charkha was represented by Mr. Mario Noronha, CEO and Mr. Mohd. Anis Ur Rahman Khan, Deputy Editor as the two trainers for the entire workshop.

DAY 1 – Introductions were done through a fun exercise. All the participants were asked to divide themselves into pairs and then introduce their partners.  They were asked to mention their partners name, father’s name, education qualifications, hobbies and interests.

Writing Skill Development Workshop for Rural Reporting, Leh, Ladakh

Charkha organized a four-day capacity building workshop, titled “Writing Skill Development Workshop for Rural Reporting’ in Leh, Ladakh from 20-23 March 2018. This was held in coordination with the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC- IT) an organisation that works to promote community awareness on wildlife conservation, natural habitats, and environmental protection.  The workshop was held in a large well-lit airy hall in SLC’s premises –with seating on the ground and attractive low tables embossed with colorful motifs.