Nalamdana, meaning "Are you well?"
in Tamil, is a non-profit organization based in Chennai, South India.
We use innovative communication methods to provide knowledge about health to illiterate audiences. Response-driven participatory street theatre, interactive games and puzzles, audio and video cassettes, tele films, small group workshops, television serials. Nalamdana explores the full range of communicative possibilities to reach out to people.
You Tube Video Links
Short excerpts from two of Nalamdana's films - Nandavanathil (on alcoholism) and Maaya Changu (on child abuse)
Short Film on Aids
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Nalamdana Turns 20
Nalamdana is a non political, non religious registered charitable trust in India - with tax exemption and permission to receive foreign donations. All local regulatory laws have been observed and audited balance sheets and reports are annually filed.
If you are based in the US, tax deductible donations may be made through Friends of Nalamdana. Friends of Nalamdana is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, whose purpose is to support the work of Nalamdana. A secure donation, through the PayPal website, can be made online.
If you are based in India or elsewhere, please see our how to help page for more information about how to make a donation.
Unicef, Krishnagirl Workshop
• We believe in the Right to Information. Access to correct and complete information is a basic right.
• We believe that the message-embedded-in-entertainment method has extraordinary retention and recall.
• We believe in response-driven participatory methods. Communication media must reflect the changing nature and knowledge level of audiences. The micro beliefs of the community should be woven into the script and addressed. For instance: sexual taboos and attitudes, misconceptions about pregnancy, and so on.