What has 2 thumbs, painted palms, smudgy paints on their clothes, a satisfied smile and an urge to do good for the society?
A volunteer at our painting activity! 🙂
62 power packed superheroes put on their metaphorical capes and heed our call to paint the world of children from an orphanage home. What followed was a transformation of the walls in the special education classroom, counselling room, childline room and the entrance of the Home to make them child friendly and welcoming of their true selves.
The DMRC Children Home is a shelter for 120 orphaned children (boys). These children are deprived of their family and come from varying tragic backgrounds. The Home has been adopted by Salaam Baalak Trust which takes care of their basic education and is trying to build a better future for them.
Post discussion about the needs of the children, relevant art works were shortlisted to convert the concept of BaLA (Buildings as Learning Aids) into reality. Classrooms and other spaces in educational institutions can function as learning aids for children and contribute to their effective learning. You can read more about BaLA here – Microsoft Word – BRIEF NOTE ON BaLA (un.org)
The volunteers split themselves across various walls to put their beginner to pro levels of creativity to use. For some, it was a chance to paint after decades while others took to the walls as if they were born to paint. As the blank walls slowly transformed into wonderful works of art, it was a delight to see the swoon of strangers working together as a team and giving their all to leave a piece of themselves for the learning of the children.
From a numbers train, a tree to teach days of the week and months of the year, good manners and greetings to mind exercises and child safety, care went into ensuring a clean and meaningful work. Needless to say, the volunteers walked out of the Home a little bit richer in the heart.
Shivi Mishra, a student of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology shares “I volunteered to paint the walls of a classroom and a counsellor’s room along with the metro pillar 65 at DMRC children’s Home. Working with “iVolunteer” and meeting many new people who were willing to devote their time and energy for the good cause was a great experience.We offered support and assistance from my team, “Expressions:The Art Society of MAIT, Delhi”, in making the event a success.”
Siddharth Chakravortty, an entrepreneur shares, “I had a memorable and delightful experience at the DMRC Children Home classroom painting activity. Since it was my first time, shoutout to Aakanksha and Shahnawaz for managing and coordinating everything so smoothly without a hitch.”
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We were glad to be a part of it.