Hello, my name is Vedant, I am a student in a school, few months back i came across the exciting work that Art Room Foundation is doing in Dharavi and other similar neighbourhoods with children using art as a medium of change. This is my simple small way to contribute towards this grand venture.
Art Room utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities. We believe that exploring, expressing and exchanging ideas through art creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. Art Room promotes a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to take control over their lives.
The absence of positive educational and extracurricular activities for children in marginalized communities leads to lack of safe spaces and resources with which to explore personal and neighbourhood issues through artistic mediums. This narrows exposure and communication between groups in society, perpetuating negative stereotypes and constraining opportunities to shape one’s life.
We use art, photography, craft and story-telling to enhance life skills and community building. Participatory art becomes a basic medium of exchange within and outside the community.
Over the past ten years we have reached 6000 plus beneficiaries and partnered with 30 plus organizations and institutions.
Like our last year, this year too, we plan to work with 1200 plus children. Cost per child to go through a series of art-based activities, including picnics and a library, comes to INR 3000 per year.
By contributing here, you have the opportunity to create a colourful childhood.
Please contribute as well as share with more like minded people.
Peace and love.
You could see more about our work at www.artroom.strikingly.com
You could also find us as ‘Dharavi Art Room’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
This Campaign is supported by Atma Education of which they are a partner of through Atma’s Accelerator Programme.