PRAYASAM VISUAL BASICS
Prayasam Visual Basics (PVB), is a 6-year effort of Salt Lake City Prayasam to increase creativity in education. The primary activity of the initiative was professional development for educators in both formal and informal settings to guide them in facilitating creative media-making experiences for young people. Over the 6 years of the project, hundreds of educators around India were trained in the central principles of the program as a way to advance their instructional practice. Drawing on best practices in the youth media field, positive youth development principles, and the fundamentals of project-based learning, PVB developed a collection of training materials and resources to unify the program. Together, this collection advances an educator-facilitated approach to youth media-making with the overall goal of youth fostering their creative skills and using media to promote social change in their communities and our world.
COMMUNITY VISUAL NEWS NETWORK
THE WORLD IS IN YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU CAN MAKE MEDIA!
The Community NEWS is a production from Salt Lake City Neighbourhood Prayasam's youth media center, Community Visual News Network (CVNN). The CVNN has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides Kolkata youth with high-quality media production education classes and training programs to encourage critical analysis of local, national and international social justice issues; community activism; and personal and professional development.