GOLLACHUT: Games for Change
Apart from training modules on personal safety & wellbeing education, Talash has designed Games for Change, series of games for exploring and bringing into surface one’s perceptions, beliefs and understanding; through the process, facilitating shifts in mindsets. The series includes games on gender, masculinities and child protection related laws.
Social conditioning shapes our perception, thoughts and beliefs. Through Talash’s intervention experience, it was realised that messages often do not penetrate into the mindscapes and bring shifts in perceptions and behaviour automatically. We use our own internal filtering systems to block or receive messages. But, when we come across, discover or learn any new way of looking on our own, the internal belief system is more open to acceptance. Keeping this principle in mind, the games are being designed in a way that enables conversations and dialogue, leading to self-realizations.