Nurturing young leaders 

to become advocates for

social change through  creative experiences and mentorship.

We work with children and young adults

from across socio-economic backgrounds to

create 'Empathetic Leaders of tomorrow'.

OUR OBJECTIVE is to enable the young to:

  • Meaningfully connect with social issues

  • Freely express themselves

  • Assume leadership roles in their communities

  • Develop creative solutions to share positive social messages and public awareness

 

 

With Red Balloon, young people experience an enriching journey of :

  • knowledge enhancement,

  • self-awareness,

  • solution based creative thinking and

  • pro-active contribution.

EXPRESS

ENGAGE

EXPLORE

EXCHANGE

YOUNG PEOPLE  -  CREATIVE ACTION - SOCIAL CHANGE

 

A world that has equal space and opportunity for all to express and become active participants in shaping a better tomorrow.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that:

  • Self awareness is the first step towards positive change within and on the outside.

  • Hope, optimism and solution based thinking is key to enabling positive change. 

  • Empathy, Exchange of ideas and Service are key to positive social impact.

  • Building Empathy & Self awareness 21st Century life skills

  • Raising awareness 

  • Enabling Critical thinking & Creative ideation

  • Enabling leadership          

      Supporting self- initiative for  

        meaningful social contribution

  • Facilitating Collaborations

  • Encouraging Public Dialogue & Exchange

WE LEAD POSITIVE CHANGE BY:  

WHAT WE OFFER

ARTS, DESIGN, CREATIVE EXPRESSION + ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING are key tools for all RB engagements.

ON GROUND

INTERVENTIONS

(CFC/YPC Programs)

RB Facilitated workshops for children & young adults.

ONLINE

INTERVENTIONS

(CFC/YPC Programs)

RB Facilitated workshops for children & young adults.

EDUCATOR TRAINING +

CLASSROOM CONTENT

On ground and Online engagement for educators & facilitators, supported by teaching content.

CREATIVE TOOLS & TRAINING FOR YOUTH LEADERS

Content for youth leaders to use in their communities.

VOLUNTEER 

PROGRAM

Online Buddy Program for individuals to connect with youngsters and share ideas about positivity & self awareness.

Workshops are led by specially trained Red Balloon facilitators and creative professionals from different Arts & Design fields.

These programmes are supported by knowledge partners as well as experts from social development fields. 

Advance programmes give young people the opportunity to be mentored by specialists and gain on ground work experience through internships.

TOPICS ADDRESSED

Many sub topics and issues are chosen from within these categories based on age, context, need and programme level. 

Additional topics such as cyber safety, wildlife conservation etc. can be specially commissioned.

MENTAL HEALTH

ENVIRONMENT &

CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH:

HYGIENE & SANITATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

EQUALITY

INCLUSION

GENDER BASED ISSUES

Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ, Stereotyping etc.

21st CENTURY SKILLS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Empathy, Leadership etc.

We envision a world where the young are empowered to express and lead the way in shaping a better future.

We are

Self-aware

We have new ideas

We want a 

better world

We have knowledge

We want to  spread awareness

RB community of young

advocates for social change

Hands On Minds On Online Sessions

May - June 2020 I Pan India

17 sessions, 110 participants (12-15 years)

Shri Ram Millenium School, DPS Sonepat

Red Balloon Facilitators led online #openthedialogue sessions on Emotional Awareness, Gratitude, Gender Equality, Bullying and Imagining a better world with school children.

Click here for details 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitisation towards Sexual Abuse victims: Public Service Film Making Leadership Online Workshop

8-30 June 2020 I Mumbai

5 participants (15-17 years)

NGO Sneha, Mumbai (Dharavi)

Generously supported by Shiv Lal Foundation

Film Maker Huzefa Roowala and RB facilitators will support and lead participants through a self-initiated Leadership workshop, which will culminate into a short public awareness film to be shared in their community.

 

Story writing & Illustration Online Summer Workshop on Inclusion

6-15 June 2020 I NCR

7 participants (16-18 years)

Independent signups from Sanskriti, Modern & Shiv Nadar School.

Illutrator-writer duo Ayushi Rastogi & Varud Gupta (creators of graphic novel Chhotu) will mentor the participants to create their own narratives and visual representations on the topic of unity and inclusion. These will be presented as audio-visual stories.

Launch: RB BUDDY Online Volunteer Programme

June 2020 onwards I Global

We are happy to announce the launch of the first phase of our global volunteer program  - through which individuals get a chance to connect with a group of adolescents for a duration of 6-8 weeks. The volunteer's role is to initiate friendly conversations about positivity and self awareness with their 'buddies' through creative activities and informal discussions. This is an online programme. Active engagement: 1.5 hrs/wk. To volunteer & for information: write to info@redballoonglobal.com

PROGRAMMES BULLETIN

 

WHAT DOES RED BALLOON MEAN?

Red Balloon stands for the power of arts to create positive social impact and initiate change in individuals and community.

 

Red signifies aspirations, passion and courage to solve some of the social challenges faced by the world today. 

 

Balloon symbolizes freedom, imagination, hope and a gravity defying spirit to take a collective leap towards a better future.

<< This film shares the idea on which Red Balloon was founded. It has since developed into an organisation that empowers young people across genders and socio-economic-cultural backgrounds and now includes a wider focus on multiple social issue and harnessing leadership within children. 

PROGRESS THROUGH COLLABORATIONS

Collaborative Action between Red Balloon, mentors, facilitators, young people, educational institutions and other empowered organisations can achieve this vision globally.

"Art can create major impact and most importantly influence, persuade and move people to lead change."

SAMAR S JODHA, Artist and Red Balloon Founder

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