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

SAMAR S JODHA, Artist and Red Balloon Founder

©2019 Red Balloon

Red Balloon fosters

young leaders for social advocacy through curated creative expertise and experiences.

We work with children and young adults

from across socio-economic backgrounds to

create 'Empathetic Leaders of tomorrow'.

Our OBJECTIVE is to enable them 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

 

Red Balloon partners with senior Arts and Design professionals and experts from the social development space to mentor and lead young people through 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

 

PROGRESS through COLLABORATION

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

Collaborative action between Red Balloon, mentors, children & young adults, educational institutions and

other empowered organisations can achieve this vision globally.

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

OUR CORE

Creative expression, exchange of ideas, leadership, expert mentorship and service are the key tenets of our work with young people.

 

We work with our partners to lead positive change by :

  • Raising awareness

  • Encouraging public dialogue

  • Enabling leadership

  • Facilitating collaborations​

  • Productive Creative Experiences

  • Personal development & life skills enhancement

  • Free self expression, creation and ideation

  • Building Empathy & self awareness

  • Increasing awareness about social issues

  • Taking self- initiatives & making meaningful social contribution

RB PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY for  

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

 

ARTS FOR IMPACT WORKSHOPS

RB uses creative expression, arts and design to engage the young in immersive dialogues on positive social change, awareness and leadership. These workshops include numerous creative activities such as Personalised Story Telling, Stop Motion Animation, Theatre, Puppet Making, Comic Making, Installation Art and many more, used as a tool to express and create public awareness projects.

WAY OF MEANINGFULLY CONNECTING WITH SOCIAL ISSUES

The workshops are designed for the youth to undertake an experiential journey of self-development, empathy and sensitisation towards contemporary social issues. Topics in focus: Mental Health, Environment & Climate Change, Education/Literacy, Girl Child (Health, Gender Equality, Education) and Sanitation.

EXPERT MENTORING

Mentors from the Creative and Social Domain guide young people deeper into social issues of their choice, and knowledge is built through exposure visits, research, discussions with experts, project creation and internships. This develops leadership skills; helps children attain real-life exposure to societal challenges, and makes them capable of finding knowledge based creative solutions to global problems.

LONGTERM  ENGAGEMENT - RB/ONLINE PORTAL

The programmes enable long-term engagement through RB’s interactive online platform which allows young people to journal their own progress and even dovetail this into their school/college curriculum. This is a communication hub for seamless and cohesive interaction between the children and their mentors, and can be accessed and easily monitored by parents and teachers alike. It can be acessed here

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Red Balloon offers opportunities for children to take up leadership roles in their communities and become the voices advocating positive social change. The RB STAGE provides a dynamic platform for the participants to share their ideas, projects and visions with a large number of young people and inspire others through example. The Internships programme further exposes the children to on ground learning and service opportunities.

RECENT WORKSHOPS

EMOTIONAL HOTCH POTCH : A Children for Change I Care Workshop

Emotional Awareness using Stop Motion Film-making

                                                        A 10 hour intensive workshop was conducted with 20 children (VIII to XII Standard) from DPS, Sonepat for-

  • Making children self-aware, empathetic and mindful;

  • Giving children a unique way to use arts and design to initiate positive thought and engage with an issue;

  • To encourage young people to become agents of change through advocacy within their own communities

School Partner: DPS Sonepat, 23rd & 24th November 2019

Lead Arts Mentor: Shaaz Ahmed

What we stand for

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

 

The color Red signifies aspirations, passion and courage to solve some of the social challenges faced by the world today. The word Balloon symbolizes freedom, imagination, hope and a gravity-defying spirit to take a collective leap towards a better future.