We are an organization that uses arts as a tool for wholesome learning and lifestyles. We work with 30 children ranging from grades 3 to 9. These children lack in their abilities to read up to their grade level. Through our sessions we wish to enable our children to be delve into the world of words to experience its magic and reach out to atleast three more such groups, to which these children can teach how to read and also become fluent at reading aloud.
Art Synergy is a social venture that started with a goal to use visual arts as a medium to develop life skills to enable children to be able to build positive and wholesome lives for themselves and those around them. Through the course of our workshops with the children, we realized that the grade levels most of them were at was far beyond their abilities. We found effective oral and written communication to be the heart of the problem or atleast the point where things could be turned around in terms of understanding, concentration, mindfulness and dedication, which is why we started our reading sessions. Through our library we wish to give a safe space to about a 100 kids to learn to read through a range of diverse topics. We believe learning to read and write effectively will enhance understanding and curiosity in all subjects.
Art Synergy conducts intensive visual arts based workshops for a group of 30 children in an urban slum in Chandigarh. We use these workshops as a medium to inculcate a life of unfettered learning and developing life skills like creativity collaboration, critical thinking, cooperation, compassion, self-expression, optimism and healthy and sustainable living. We enable individuals to be able to change their own lives, those they are related to and the environment. Most of the children we work with come from homes where there is no concept of learning space and time and more so cannot afford to learn any art form which has proved to be life changing for the ones who have learnt and pursue at least one in their lives. We believe arts can alter lives in unimaginable ways. Through our specially curated activities and sessions, we provide them safe space and time for them learn things that they need to succeed as a student and in life.
This year we wish to establish a reading room for our children with books, where we could hold reading sessions for the children we are working with at present (who will be trained to become student mentors), and to open our doors to more children who could begin to read with our student mentors and use the space that Art Synergy provides to take forward the habit of reading on their own. The books we buy from the donated funds will become a yearlong reading material for each batch of kids.