AIESEC starts art & craft workshops for underprivileged children in Mumbai

SkillingIndia on December 12, 2012 Comments

On Monday, the 10th of December 2012, more than 350 children discovered their love for art and craft and found a way to enhance their talent.

AIESEC in Mumbai’s Balakalakaar began art and craft workshops today at two BMC schools: Haji Ismail Haji Alna BMC School, Mahalakshmi and at K.D Gaikwad School, Sion (East) in association with NGOs like Sanskar and Art Forward.

The craft workshop trainers taught the kids how to make paper bags and the topic for art was ‘My Favourite Vacation’.

The images and the creations unraveling were breath taking. This was an opportunity for them to portray their talent. The children from the BMC schools could not stop smiling and continued drawing and making their craft form with enthusiasm. The AIESEC Volunteers as well as the youth who came to support the cause were mighty impressed with the talent showcased by the kids.

One of the volunteers also expressed, “This was a brilliant platform for the children to showcase their talent which is evident in the final artwork guided by the instructors. There must be such initiatives for underprivileged children. Kudos to AIESEC and for inviting us to be a part of this cause.”

After short listing the art and craft work, these children will be provided computer literacy scholarships.

The workshops are going to take place every day of this week simultaneously at 3 venues i.e. Worli, Sion and Vile Parle in Mumbai.

About Balakalakaar

Balakalakaar, the artist in every child, is an annual initiative with the aim of creating an opportunity for 2500 under privileged children of the city to discover and develop their hidden talents in the creative areas of Art, Craft & Dance and also have fun in the process along with the aim to engage more than 500 youth volunteers via these workshops, which will take place in Mumbai.


AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run youth organization. Present in 110 countries and territories with offices in 1,600 cities in the world, AIESEC is a unique and continuously growing global network of high potential graduates and students.

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