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, parents & educators from across socio-economic backgrounds to create 'Empathetic leaders of tomorrow' through creative expression programs
& expert mentorship.
YOUNG PEOPLE - CREATIVE ACTION - SOCIAL CHANGE
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 have new ideas
We want a
We have knowledge
We want to spread awareness
12 - 22 years
Self-awareness & Empathy
is the first step towards positive change
within and outside.
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
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
For young people to gain awareness, identify issues & thereon raise awareness amongst others using unique
EDUCATOR TRAINING &
On ground and Online engagement for educators & facilitators, supported by teaching content.
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.
HYGIENE & SANITATION
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!
Bringing Down the Wall
Collaboration: Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Indian & german students
13 participants (13-15 years)
Dec 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 award winning visual designer Prateek Sethi.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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.