Since 1987 our creations include numerous documentary films, audio cassettes, and a range of reading materials including books, theme-based magazines, newsletters, and posters.
We have a functional Media Resource Centre in our office in Nashik, open to students, civil society, schools, and colleges, NGOs from Maharashtra, and media activists. Our collection includes books on various social issues, documentary films, children’s films, audio cassettes, puppet scripts, posters, flash cards and flannel stories for different communities.
We have facilitated various trainings and workshops for community workers, NGOs, activists, parents, children, youth, and teachers on personal effectiveness, media and communication skills, leadership, team building, and organisational development. Our training programmes have reached more than 30000 grassroots workers, activists and trainers.
We had initiated a Nashik-based parents forum that worked intensely in the years 1991 to 1997. The major activities done by this forum were ‘Khel Ghar’ – a recreational space for children along with a newsletter named ‘Amhi Palak’ (We Parents). Currently, the forum of ‘Sujan Palak’ or conscious parents continues on a smaller level with a focus on dialogue and exchange.
We conducted a media education and awareness programme with 20 schools of Nashik during the years 1994 to 2007. Our target groups included teachers, students, parents and community workers. Along with periodic sessions on critical media viewing, we also hosted ‘Madhyam Jatras’ or media fairs as well as a Children’s Film Park.
We started the work of Anubhav Shiksha from 1997 which focussed on engaging the youth of North Maharashtra to come together in a learning space. Our activities include publishing monthly newsletter called ‘Maitree’ and a ‘Media Animators’ course on development communication.
We have worked with media activists from Maharashtra since 2005. Currently, a loose network of 200 grassroots media activists exists in Maharashtra. They bring out a newsletter called ‘Hunkar’.
Abhivyakti was a partner of Aagaz Academy during the years 2005 to 2008. We worked with selective ‘Elected Women Representatives’ (EWRs) from Gram Panchayats in North Maharashtra and trained them to become more effective leaders of their villages. More than 100 EWRs have been trained in this Academy.