Artpreneurs for Change: Harnessing the Power of Art to Activate Empathy in Children Across the World
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Artpreneurs for Change is committed to fostering empathy and transcending socioeconomic and cultural differences through art
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A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
Post 9-11, citizens of both Pakistan and the US view each other with increasing paranoia, mistrust and resentment. The lack of empathy or the ability to feel the emotions and narrative of the ‘other’ is being embedded into the psyche of youth/children in both societies. Socio-economic and class differences within Pakistan/US have also triggered feelings of bitterness amongst the ‘inner-city’ lower-middle class for their affluent, in-country peers. If humanity is to live and thrive in a harmonious, interconnected world, it is imperative that we inculcate empathy as a core value from an early age within each society and across societies/cultures/civilizations.
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NAYA JEEVAN aims to launch a bilateral (US-Pakistan) initiative that engages youth/children through the celebration of each other’s indigenous art, music and cultural heritage. According to SZALAVITZ , 2010 Nearly 90% of brain growth takes place in the first five years of life, and the minds of young children who have been neglected or traumatized often fail to make the connection between people and pleasure. Based upon this premise, NAYA JEEVAN is going to launch a primary school Child-to-Child Program which brings together children (including children with special needs/abilities) from different cultures and socio-economic strata in the co-creation of art & music. This profound cross-cultural immersion will leverage multimedia digital technology.
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NAYA JEEVAN will launch this initiative in Karachi and Washington DC. The main activities of this initiative include:
• Setting up clusters of children (approximately 5 children in each cluster)
In Karachi each group will be a mix of students from institutes for children with special needs (e.g. Ida Rieu, ACELP), SMB Fatimah Jinnah (NGO Schools) and Bayview School (an affluent, private school).
In Washington DC, the children will be brought together from member schools of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and National Association for independent schools. The objective here is bring together children from different socio-economic strata and different countries/cultures and engage them in bridge-building activities that they can all enjoy and fully participate in.
The sessions will be conducted independently in both Karachi and Washington DC. Sessions in Karachi will be guided/facilitated by trained art therapists and child psychologists/educators. The objective of these sessions is to co-create art and empower children to express themselves through art. Once a week there will be virtual sessions attended by both groups which will be technology-enabled, facilitated, and embedded with an art curriculum.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
At the moment, there are very few initiatives in Pakistan which transcend cultural and socioeconomic boundaries and bring together children from diverse backgrounds. Similarly, in the US, there is almost no contact between American school children and their Pakistani counterparts. Children and their parent's opinions are often framed through the distorted lens of an agenda-driven, ratings-seeking media. Most of the current international initiatives are ad-hoc, lack programmatic structure and longevity and almost always involve brief, periodic, physical interaction – something which is not sustainable or scalable to the masses.
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‘Artpreneurs for Change’ is committed to fostering empathy and transcending socioeconomic and cultural differences through art.
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This pioneering initiative harnesses the power of art to foster empathy and overcome socio-economic and cultural disparities.
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Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
By bringing children together and giving them the opportunity to co-create a vision of their collective future through art, we are giving them a powerful platform for creative expression and mutual understanding. Our guided, structured art 'therapy' workshops are aimed at overcoming inter and intra-cultural differences. Through this intervention we aim to activate empathy within classrooms in different societies and cultures. In the pilot phase, NAYA JEEVAN has already impacted approximately 100 children with special needs from 3 schools/institutes within Karachi, Pakistan. While the children's artwork initially focused on macabre, sombre images that revealed trauma, depression and/or overwhelming negativity, persistent engagement with art therapists has elevated their mood, confidence and self-esteem. The colors used and images painted have become more vibrant and optimistic.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
As children graduate from our program and eventually become integrated into mainstream society as responsible, proactive citizens, they should, hopefully, be far more respectful and understanding towards peers with different religious, ethnic and cultural identities. Increased sensitivity towards other human beings will reduce the susceptibility of young people towards (gun) violence (in the US) and/or succumbing to militant groups (in Pakistan). Ultimately, we hope to bring about a huge paradigm shift through the 5000 children who will be enrolled in our program within 3 years.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
We expect our program to be resisted by naysayers and nihilists on both sides of the globe – especially those who benefit financially, socially or politically from fomenting division and discord between people. Another major hurdle is the current state of US-Pakistan relations at the government level. However, this, in our opinion, only increases the urgency and need for civil society to step up and build a common future based on feelings of mutual understanding and respect – empathy.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
100 children from 4 schools interacting via live/offline workshops towards the launch of an online/offline art exhibition
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Set up 15 groups of children (6 children in each group) from 4 schools in both Karachi and Washington DC
Set up the technological platform/infrastructure to enable these children to interact online through a virtual classroom
Interact monthly on art project with a structured, interactive co-creation session
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Organize a Grand Online Exhibition/Auction featuring work by both US/Pakistani children, promoting peace and coexistence
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
Mobilize artists/teachers to volunteer and take ownership of project
Scale project to include another 1000 children from 20 schools
Solicit & Obtain corporate sponsorships for online exhibition
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As a child I relocated from the UK to Pakistan and was really disturbed to see the socioeconomic apartheid that existed there. I would sing with and draw paintings with my maid’s children and realized at a very early age that they had the same dreams, aspirations, feelings, etc as I. What caused children from affluent society to ostracize these underprivileged children was lack of empathy. When I moved to the US for college, I recognized the same lack of empathy existed between outer and inner city kids and between American kids and children from countries that the US was officially or unofficially at war with (e.g. Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc). It seemed obvious to me that music and art had the power to connect children from across the world and help them empathize with one another.
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• 2009 TED India Fellowship
• 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Invited Membership
• 2010 Asia Society 21 Young Leader
• 2010 Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
• 2011 Ashoka Fellowship (USA)
• 2011 Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship
• 2011 World Economic Forum/Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur
• of the Year – Asia
In addition, we have structured partnerships with institutions for children with special needs/disabilities such as ACELP, IDA Rieu, etc.
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We have a dynamic team of 25 individuals with backgrounds in medicine, child psychology, art, entrepreneurship, MNC business, SME development, IT and marketing/communications.
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