Transforming the lives of underprivileged children using arts. Tamil Nadu
and Delhi NCR.
Work and Achievements
NalandaWay envisions creating a platform through art for children from challenging socio-economic backgrounds learn life skills and realize their potential. NalandaWay uses the transformative power of arts for creative, therapeutic and educational purposes for children from marginalized backgrounds.
Our programs -
1. Arts in Education: Our flagship program for empowering teachers to create a joyful learning environment for children and expand the students’ creativity by integrating arts, drama and theatre exercises in teaching. It is currently being run in 111 schools with 979 teachers and
31,878 children getting benefited.
2. Art Labs: our specially created art studios offer specialized courses to children from underprivileged backgrounds who show promise in fine arts, craft, music, dance, drama and media. We currently have 10 Art Labs across Chennai, Coimbatore and Delhi. Over 2100 students have benefited so far on a weekly basis.
3. Arts for Healing: Children from Corporation/Government run primary schools with developmental disabilities get professional intervention services. The program aims to educate and empower such students to be dignified, independent, contributing members of the mainstream society.
4. Kanavu Pattarai: this program (‘Workshop of Dreams’ in Tamil) helps adolescent students in overcoming depression and disruptive behavior, improve their self-worth and grow up into positive individuals. Over 1200 students have benefited so far from this program.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Programs for underprivileged children - ? Arts In Education – to create a joyful learning environment ? Art Labs – study of visual and performing arts ? Arts for Healing – counseling and professional intervention for special children