CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE FOR CHANGE PROGRAMME (CFC/ YPC)

In the midst of a fast changing world, children need a way to reconnect meaningfully with themselves and their community; and actively participate in positive social impact work from an earlier age. RB offers a platform for the young to take this journey of transformation and contribution, using Arts as a medium to express, explore, engage and exchange.

The programmes focuses on creative expression, connecting with oneself, and exploring the desire to contribute among young people. It also helps discover individual potential for creative thought. These workshops are facilitated online as well as through on ground face to face workshops

 

Programme Modules:

L1 : Open the Dialogue

L2 : I Care 

L3 : Awareness 

L4 : Leadership 

L5 : Experience (Internships)

          All participants are awarded Red Balloon certificates at the end of the workshops,

          endorsed by partnering organisations and mentors.

Core Objectives

  • Personal development & 21st Century skills

  • Free self expression, creation & ideation

  • Empathy & self awareness

  • Awareness about social issues 

 

  • Young Leadership for social change

 

  • Fellowship with other children and young leaders

 

  • Mentorship from experts​ for young people

OPEN THE DIALOGUE STARTER SESSIONS

Open The Dialogue sessions are very short workshops that focus on topics of social importance and self-development in a fun and interactive manner & encourage the young to engage meaningfully and self-reflect along the way.These sessions provide a space for judgement free conversations which help children think about their beliefs, behaviours and actions in everyday life. The sessions are fun, informal and creative.

Examples: Emotion & Feelings, Gratitude, Imagining a better world and more.

Duration: 60-90 minutes per session

Age: 12- 22 years

Objectives

  • Sparking a judgement free conversation 

  • Self-reflection

 

  • Hope & Positivity

I CARE PROGRAMME

The I-CARE module is a short experiential workshop focusing on exploring self awareness and personal perspectives towards social issues - which finally comes together in the form of an arts based project created by the participants. 

 

The participants are productively engaged in non-conventional Activity-Based Learning (ABL) projects led by professional Arts/Design mentor supported by RB facilitators.​ These workshops include the use of mediums such as stop motion animation, storytelling, comic making, theatre, new media, book cover designing and much more. 

Duration: 8-10 hours over 2-3 days

Age: 12- 22 years

Objectives

  • Self-awareness, empathy and mindfulness

  • Activating interest in social issues
     

  • Using creative expression explore personal perspectives on different issues

AWARENESS PROGRAMME

Under the guidance of a Arts/Design mentor and RB facilitator -  the participants are introduced to a specific social issue and an environment for open conversations is created. Together the participants are led to express their personal views, ideas and finally give form a creative awareness project that is showcased to a select audience from the community. Select participants are invited to attend the intensive Leadership Programme.

Duration: 21-25 hours over 7 days

Age: 12-22 years

Objectives 

  • Raising Awareness & Knowledge
     

  • Exchange of Ideas
     

  • Focused immersion in a social issue

  • Creation of a social advocacy project

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

The Leadership Programme is set up for the continued engagement of RB's Awareness Programme participants.

 

This programme focuses on encouraging self initiative and enhancing Leadership qualities. Under the guidance of a Leading Arts mentor, Knowledge Partner, RB facilitators and leadership coaches - participants conceptualise and build an interactive social advocacy project to be shared in the public domain.

Based on the quality of project and continuing self initiatives shown by participants after completing the Leadership Module, Red Balloon invites select participants to present their ideas on the RB STAGE, and offers internships with organisations in the Development and Creative sector.

Duration: 25-30 hours over 7-10 days

Age: 14-22 years

Objectives 

  • Exposure to social responsibility 
     

  • Expert Mentorship
     

  • Support & empower individuals

  • Create energized young change makers
     

  • Positive impact through social advocacy

EXPERIENCE - Internships Programme

The Experience Programme offers an unpaid as well as paid internship opportunity to a few outstanding participants from CFC Leadership Module.

This experience is an opportunity for young people to gain valuable work experience, explore social issues on a much deeper level and develop critical skills.

Objectives 

  • Opportunity to engage in structured social work .
     

  • Exposure and opportunity to engage in on ground social impact work.

  • Introduction to new future work opportunities.

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"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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