Our flagship program, The Jijivisha Fellowship places professional artists directly into classrooms, who help inculcate essential life skills to children from low-income backgrounds through the art forms of poetry, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, and photography.
In a 5 year intervention with a relay model, each artist works with 30 students for a period of 1 year. It gives students 75+ hours of arts-based learning per year. So far, we have brought Jijivisha to 100 artists and 6500 children across India.
Through the Jijivisha Fellowship, we use the arts as a tool for building Creative Confidence in children, a combination of 21st Century Skills and Socio-emotional Skills, including Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Self Esteem and Empathy.
We create platforms for children to showcase their talent and each fellowship cycle ends with local and city-wide Art Melas (fairs). The program enables us to create art-learning resources for vulnerable children that focus on building Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) and life skills. We scale them through Voice For All.