OBJECTIVE

Enabling the young to

Freely express themselves.

Meaningfully connect with social issues.

Assume leadership roles in their communities.

Develop creative advocacy campaigns to share positive social messages & raise awareness.

We work with children, young adults & educators 

from across socio-economic backgrounds to create 'Empathetic leaders of tomorrow'

using creative expression & mentorship.

YOUNG PEOPLE  -  CREATIVE ACTION - SOCIAL CHANGE

Children for Change

EXPLORE

Creating

empathetic young

leaders &

advocates for 

social change.

ENGAGE

EXPRESS

EXCHANGE

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

 

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

We are

Self-aware

We have new ideas

We want a 

better world

We have knowledge

We want to  spread awareness

RB Changemakers

12 - 22 years

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Self-awareness & Empathy

is the first step towards positive change

within and outside.

Hope

is key to envisioning positive change. 

Exchange of ideas 

is important for collective action.

Creative & artistic expression

can uplift & open new ways of seeing.

Building Social Emotional &

21st Century Skills

Self-awareness, Social awareness,

Leadership and more

Increasing Awareness

Encouraging Public Dialogue

Supporting Youth Leadership

WE LEAD POSITIVE CHANGE BY 

WHAT WE OFFER

Red Balloon offers learning and action opportunities for children and young adults to lead social change in India.

ONLINE & IN PERSON  

YOUTH LEADERSHIP 

PROGRAMMES

For young people to gain awareness, identify issues & thereon raise awareness amongst others

EDUCATOR TRAINING & 

CLASSROOM CONTENT

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

TRAINING OF YOUTH LEADERS

Helping community youth leaders create

awareness tools.

INTERNSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

For young people to deep dive into social issue of choice & launch community awareness initiatives.

DESIGN THINKING FOR SOCIAL GOOD + CREATIVE EXPRESSION + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING + TECHNOLOGY

are key tools for all RB engagements.

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

Supported by knowledge partners and experts on social & personal development.

SOCIAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

RB helps young people identify, adopt & advocate progressive mindsets and address harmful habits & belief systems.

Specific issues are chosen from these categories for each programme and campaign.

Red Balloon highlights the UN Sustainable Development Goals & encourages participants to be mindful of global needs.

MENTAL HEALTH

ENVIRONMENT &

CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH:

HYGIENE & SANITATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

EQUALITY & INCLUSION

GENDER BASED ISSUES

"Art can create major impact and most importantly

influence, persuade and move people to lead change."

"Sustainable social change begins with individual &

collective experience of empathy & self awareness."

"Young people must step out of their cocoons to connect with others & understand social issues confronting us all."

The need for these dialogues, opportunities and

experiences for young people.

SAMAR JODHA, Founder

Red Balloon's mission, approach and programmes.

LAVANYA AGARWAL, Co-Founder

What role do young people play in social change?

PRATIK KUMAR Co-Founder

Check out our online workshops & training programmes!

PROGRAMMES BULLETIN

Bringing Down the Wall

Collaboration: Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

Indian & german students from Hyderabad 

15 participants (15-18 years)

Oct-Nov 2020 I Global

The objective of this project is to cement the importance of collective identity and
provide participants an opportunity to come together and express their visions, and extend the essence of harmony to the present world and the future. Project in celebration of the
 German Unification Day. Mentored by senior visual designer Prateek Sethi.

#IWONTIGNORE CAMPAIGN:

Sensitisation towards Sexual Abuse victims

NGO Sneha, Mumbai (Dharavi)

4 participants (16-17 years)

June-Sept 2020 I Mumbai

Film Maker Huzefa Roowala and RB mentors led a self-initiated Leadership workshop, which culminated into an advocacy film for community sharing and larger social campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnDiBxqkPdw&t=4s

Online Leadership workshop

Sanskriti School , New Delhi

63 participants (17-18 years)

Aug 2020 I NCR

Leadership workshop for students to increase self-awareness and create visions, missions & goals for the school. The students also brainstorm on actionable  solutions which could benefit the school and its community.

Launch: RB BUDDY Online Volunteer Programme

September 2020 I Global

A Global volunteer program for individuals to connect with adolescents to help initiate friendly conversations about positivity and self awareness through creative activities and informal discussions. Online programme. Total 6 weeks. 1.5 hrs/wk. To volunteer write to info@redballoonglobal.com

"Victims of sexual abuse get blamed, are unfairly labelled and worst, they're told to ignore what has happened. Their freedom and respect is further compromised at the hands of family and society. We want to tell everyone to stop ignoring the injustice and instead empower us by making us feel heard and supported", said these 4 young change makers from Dharavi when asked what needs to be addressed in their community while discussing sexual harassment and what they would like to address through their film.

RB Leadership Programme (June-Sept. 2020)

PROGRESS THROUGH COLLABORATIONS

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

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

©2020 Red Balloon

Website curated & designed by Lavanya Agarwal