We find that many charitable trusts, NGOS and clubs donating clothes, books or food to the street children or underprivileged classes. However, a few times of such donations actually does not make any sense and they fail to create any positive impact in the young, un-nurtured minds.
India has always been the hub of art and culture since the ancient age. If there can be a free Art Library for these street children, then they can enjoy drawing, learning dance & music, dramatics, watch good films, and do a lot of other stuff - which in the long run will create a cultured and positive mindset.
Art & Culture can only save human kind from being an unsocial / anti-social. Regular practice of art not only changes the mindset in a positive direction but helps to bring out many talents lying dormant within these street children.
Help us to start such a library at Dunlop area (Kolkata), where there will be huge stocks of drawing books, musical instrument, computer, and other such books, tools and DVDs.
An Approximate Estimation of Expenses to Initiate this Noble Project
- Rent of office space - Rs. 15000 / month, where 6-month rent deposit of Rs. 90,000 has to be given in security deposit. The contract will be for 11 months, and then renewed as per rules & regulations. Total for 11 months: 2,55,000
- Price of art materials ( canvas, easel, drawing sheets, drawing copies, pencils, erasers, pastels, colors, brush), drawing boards, clips, palettes - 14,000 (considering 30 children)
- Price of instrument: harmonium, flute, tabla, - 20,000 (one piece of each category)
- Furniture: 1 chair and 1 table (for teachers/office purpose), 3-4 mats(for children), one large rack to keep story books and DVDs - 8000
- Story books for different age group: 3,000
Remuneration to the teachers (honorary as TA) : 8,000 ------------------------------------------------Total: 3,08,000
Help the children start a new beginning through the strong hands of Art and Culture!