The Asian Center for Entertainment Education has sisterly relationship with ten large organizations and networks in India.

These are unions of minds, missions and intentions. Discussions have been held with the current leadership of this organization and that there is agreement on much that unites us. We intend to converge and work together and work together wherever appropriate.

However when a working relationship or partnership is required this will be put in writing. Till then we give each other as the most favored ally status.

1. The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) is the world’s largest network of dispensaries, small and medium hospitals and community health programs. It has a paid membership of 3500 institutions.  ACEE considers this an important ally because of these institutions are run by some of the most committed people on earth and has a wealth of undocumented experiences in the field of rural health to be shared. ACEE is helping this organization to harvest its field stories. CHAI celebrates its 70th anniversary this October and sought ACEE ideas on celebrating it.

2. The National Confederation of Dalit Organizations  (NACDOR). National Confederation of Dalit Organizations (NACDOR) is the apex body of Dalit Organizations in India. NACDOR strives to build a strong emancipatory movement of Dalits and other disadvantaged sections in India, which can re-structure the existing social-economic-political-cultural structures in line with the aspiration and dreams of Dalits and other disadvantaged communities. NACDOR’s work primarily focuses on the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs), Minorities and other socially excluded sections of Indian Society, which have been largely identified as disadvantaged groups in India’s Constitution.

3. Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) Indian Muslim Women’s Movement. This is a nationwide network of poor and impoverished Muslim women who assert their identity as Indians, as women and as Muslims. They have too much to say as to what it means to be women, to be minorities and to be Muslims. We would like the creative communities to listen to their true stories and feelings. The BMMA, works for all the rights and duties emanating from the Constitution of India. Over the six years the membership has increased to 30,000 in 15 states, over the past six years. The membership is open to all, including men, who share the vision and mission and are secular.

4. The Sparsh Centre for Participatory Learning : The journey of SPARSH began seven years ago when Integrated Village Planning Process was undertaken in selected districts of Maharashtra, a step towards ensuring participatory decentralized governance. The initiative undertaken at first by close support of UNICEF, Mumbai, was also able to garner close collaboration of government and over 300 local non-governmental and community based organizations. It is this initiative that created the base for SPARSH and its emphasis on education, health, women empowerment, microfinance and sustainable development. ACEE ties up with the Mumbai based Sparsh for occasional interaction with young people and grass roots training programs.

5.  Awaaz: (Voice) This Lucknow based rural communicators training team, focuses on Indian traditions of story telling (Katha Vachaks). Schooled in different disciplines of theatre, journalism and painting, this team of innovative people has one thing in common – creativity. They train people to be good story harvesters and good storytellers. Run by the renowned theatre couple Adiyog and Alka Prabhakar, Awaaz trains in articulating thoughts that are suppressed and expressing the same with considerable theatrical expressions.  ACCE propose to promote “Kathavachaks” wherever appropriate.

6. NISCORT (National Institute for Social Communications, Research and Training), is a professional training institute for communication, media production and journalism studies. It offers Masters degree programmes, diploma and certificate programmes in media studies and pastoral communications

Situated in Delhi, NISCORT caters to the needs of both media students and the industry. NISCORT shapes dynamically skilled and knowledgeable media professionals for the future. Recognising the needs of a fast growing media industry in India, NISCORT equips adequately qualified professionals to the media industry in India. Founded and supported by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) NISCORT has set its goal to create a media workforce who would produce morally uplifting and culturally enriching value based entertainment programmes and media content. NISCORT will serve as an academic and research support institution for ACEE. Both the organization will work together in bringing forth a communication evaluation culture in India.

7. The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes ‘know your rights’ materials, and participates in campaigns.

8. The CSKM Public School occupies a sprawling area of approximately 40 acres amidst the scenic Aravalli hills at Satbari, New Delhi. Affiliated to CBSE offers Residential, Long Hours Day Boarding, & Month End/Week End Home Boarding Schooling programmes. It combines the qualities of age old, well proven Public School System with time tested, Indian Gurukul System. It provides a comprehensive and unique methodology of teaching to achieve academic excellence through self motivation and outstanding Board results, with three times more hours of teacher – taught interaction in a friendly, stimulating environment. The CSKM educational complex envisages Special System wings as an adjunct to the CSKM Public School. CSKM  in collaboration with ACEE has School for Schools initiative. Both Media literacy and film appreciation is taught and practiced. CSKM also functions as a lab for media critical appraisal with the collaboration of teachers and students.

9. The Bornfree Art School is a special school  exclusively for street, working children and freed bonded labour children. The objective is to educate and develop these children through the arts, putting them back into the main stream of education. Children will learn sculpture-making, painting, dance, music, theatre, photography and filmmaking along with basic reading, writing, and mathematics. Education through entertainment and the sharing of knowledge are the core aspects to our dynamic process of learning. Art is a therapeutic means for children from such difficult backgrounds to express themselves freely, regain the confidence and self respect as well as to generate interest in educatio.

10. The Peace Gong is part of the Media and Information literacy initiative of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation. It is a children’s newspaper aimed at giving young people a platform to write and develop understanding of issues of social concern.

Peace Gong bridges of friendship amongst children across the world so that they can connect and work towards a global non-violent future through the Peace Gong.It is a children’s newspaper aimed at giving young people a platform to write and develop understanding of issues of social concern.

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