Empowering Communities through Arts Education

We supported Dr Esther Joosa to implement a train-the-trainers workshop titled “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” from 7 to 14 May in Tamil Nadu, India. 25 social workers from four NGOs learnt how to incorporate the arts within their care-giving practices for communities affected by HIV.

The eight-day workshop commenced with an overview of arts-based initiatives designed for community development, and was followed by one-on-one mentorship sessions with Dr Joosa. Some 100 children and parents affected by HIV were involved in such activities during the workshop.

Group photo of the workshop participants of “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” programme and Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (centre).
Member from the local community affected by HIV sharing insights to her life through her painting during the “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” programme.
Workshop participant of “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” programme (right) working with the local community affected by HIV during a portrait painting session.
Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (right), leading the workshop participants in a drawing session during the “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” programme.
Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (right), leading the workshop participants in a drawing session during the “Empowering Communities through Arts Education” programme.
Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (left), guiding workshop participants during an individual mentoring session to enabling action for positive impact and cultural awareness in a local community affected by HIV.
Workshop participants share insights to India through the painting of the Kolam.
Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (left) and founder of Buds of Christ, Jeya Paul (right), ended the mask-making activity by encouraging participants to share their experiences.
Workshop participants share the concept behind their art pieces.
Workshop participants share insights to India through the painting of the Kolam.
Art educator Dr Esther Joosa (left), enabling action for positive impact and cultural awareness through the "Empowering Communities through Arts Education" programme.
Workshop participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves through the drawing of self-portraits.
Workshop participants show their gratitude to their mothers on Mother's Day through self-drawn portraits.
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