The University of Minnesota School of Public Health students and the Jan Seva Community Health Program employees have been introducing the 4 and 5 year old Jan Seva students to Galli Galli Sim Sim (the Indian version of "Sesame Street") episodes about gender roles and conflict resolution. The cartoon episodes help the children process and verbalize their experiences while building resilience. While watching, the children point out the colors of the characters and clothing that looks like their own. Children have learned that it is okay to disagree with friends and have shared their perceptions of gender roles. We look forward to using more Galli Galli Sim Sim episodes to foster learning and conversations.
|Aditi and Indrani|