|हैप्पी हिप्पो पटकथा
Happy Hippo Show or ZiPoPo is a technique that combines drama and discussion as a means to communicate with youth and community members common problems among youth, such as negative peer pressure, gender inequality, backbiting, health and hygiene, lack of patience with others, or backbiting. The technique involves a cast of young, amateur actors, such as students, who present a skit that highlights the chosen problem in an actual life situation. At a critical moment in the drama, the action is frozen and the audience discusses how one might respond to the situation. After the pause in action in the skit and the audience discussion, the actors, with help from the viewers, try to act out some of the suggestions. These suggestions can become the agenda for a local action plan to address the prevailing problem. The program has been adapted to many audiences and media, including radio, theatre and schools.
The Baha’i Academy offers Happy Hippo Show training to the participants of its courses so they can use this technique in youth workshops and their community service projects called service learning activities.
The Show is an innovative creation of Mr. Shamil Fattakhov who was a television producer in Russia. Besides the countries of the Commonwealth of Independents States (Former Soviet Union), some other countries where Happy Hippo Show training is offered include Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Liechtenstein, Eastern European countries, Israel, the United Kingdom, Serbia, and Switzerland.