|Archana Prasad, Abhishegh Menon, Lina Talke, Sophie Morbe and Sumeer Kumar - THE CORE TEAM !!!!|
Thursday, 21 March 2013
After a long gap of more than a year, we are off to Bangalore with The 1000 Crane Project, and this year it seems that through the able support of a well-wisher and supporter who wants to remain anonymous we shall be able to achieve the 3 art-camps as per plan.
The 1000 Crane Project is being hosted at the International Institute of Information Technology at Electronic City in Bangalore. A more than perfect location, as one of our objectives to bring the children to Bangalore was to expose them to the amazing IT careers that they can aspire for through computer education.
We are also happy to share that Infosys, Bangalore has invited the children for a tour of their campus which is a talked about space in Electronic City, so the kids will get to see the inside of one of the major leaders in the Global IT World.
For the first time we have a Bangalore Volunteer – Sumeer Kumar – an entrepreneur, a designer, a social work enthusiast, who has been tirelessly working in Bangalore getting all his contacts and networks together to find us the venue, some interesting resource people and basically be our man on the ground.
Jaaga, the studio and collective community of creative professionals and dreamers in Bangalore has come forth as our partners to help us put the program for the art camps together. Archana Prasad, founder of Jaaga, and a fellow NIDian shall be working hands on with the children with some of her own creative ideas.
With Sumeer and Archana in Bangalore, we have managed to rope in groups like Art of Living, Rafiki Theater Group and some individual artists and designers who shall come in through the 10 days to work with the children.
From Goa, the team of Tara Trust travelling is bigger – Abhishegh Menon and Lina Talke, who came in for a 3 month internship and volunteer period have extended their time for another month, and will travel with the children from Goa to Bangalore, to help and assist with the workshops. Sophie Morbe, our creative manager and workshops co-ordinator for the Goa projects shall also join us for the camp.
I shall keep you posted on all the happenings of the camp, so keep following this blog spot from 17th April to 27th April 2013.