Children  India Project #21327

Food for 500 children in our art camps in India

by NalandaWay Foundation Vetted since 2010


Kanavupattarai (Workshop of Dreams in Tamil) is a 3 days residential art camp organized for adolescent children suffering from depression and disruptive behaviour. A combination of theatre activities , creative games, sand therapy, yoga, dance, music and peer-to-peer conversations are used to bring about behavioural changes. We need your financial support in providing food and refreshments for the children.

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Children from marginalised,rural and urban slum dwellings in India tend to be emotionally disturbed. Many have often been physically abused..They are also prone to violent behaviour and criminal activities - with some engaging with risky behaviours like substance abuse and unprotected sex. NalandaWay's art camps aim to heal these children using art.


With the help of the camp activities,children explore their creative talents, gain self-confidence, develop peer bonding and acquire new skills in various art forms in a non-threatening and exploratory environment. They engage in sand therapy, drawing and painting, yoga, traditional folk arts, team discussions on social issues. The camps are residential in nature and food and refreshments has to be provided 4 times a day.

Long-Term Impact

The art camps will empower 500 adolescents enabling them to feel encouraged, appreciated and accepted- which eventually results in higher self-esteem, better sense of individuality and self-confidence for the rest of their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Story of Change #1 - Altaf
Story of Change #2 - "Payasam for the soul"
Story of Change #3 - Porselvi
Story of Change #4 - Kumar

Organization Information

NalandaWay Foundation

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sriram Ayer
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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