Events - Kadam Badhate Chalo - Rooftop Poetry

Rooftop Poetry

Date: 10/04/2020  To 25/06/2020


Under the flagship KBC programme, an online fellowship for adolescent leaders was launched during the lockdown in Panipat, Delhi, Deoghar and Bhubaneshwar, in partnership with PRIA, Pro Sport Development and Fontal Development Foundation.

These sessions focused on mainstreaming gender, digital literacy, law, aspirations, and arts-based learning through poetry workshops. The latter resulted in adolescents submitting poems and anecdotes on their lockdown experiences, a collection that was later exhibited and translated as Rooftop Poetry. This campaign yielded vital insights into the anxieties of youth during the pandemic.

On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28) and subsequently on World Day Against Child Labour (June 12), adolescent leaders submitted poems on the themes of 'periods in pandemic' and 'gender at work' that were shared as Rooftop Poetry 2.0.

The translations for the same will be available in the Resource Center. Read a blog on the campaign here.