Empowerment through Art Program

The Empowerment through Art Program is an initiative of Tara Trust to conduct exchange programs which connect the underprivileged children from Goa to the rest of India, by travelling to various cities, living and learning with other children, in order to become sensitized about the world outside their homes. To be motivated to finish school, and inspired to build goals and grow to understand the environment, cultures and people thru the medium of art and creativity.


The format of the project is to enable the children from our trust to travel to new cities across India and participate in art workshops conducted by us along with our partner organization in that city. The long term objective is that through these exchange workshops the children, coming from extremely deprived sections of society, such as slums and orphanages, are exposed to new environments and people, and are motivated to set new goals and ambitions for themselves.


This initiative started in 2011, and we have since conducted 4 such camps in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai respectively. The project was started after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in May 2011, with a camp dealing with the topic of Fukushima and the dangers of nuclear power.  It has since been conducted in four locations with the overall topic having changed to ‘WATER’ as of 2013 and will continue to be so in the future in order to further educate the children on the seriousness and importance of such a vital natural resource. 


In future, we hope to organize more such camps, building a strong network in all four locations, which we hope to continue collaborating with for some time to come. 


Dates: October 12th - 22nd

Location: Sanskriti Kendra - New Delhi
Children: Don Bosco Mobile School - Vasco, Goa
Dil Se Campaign of Centre for Equity Studies – New Delhi