"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





Emotional Awareness

Stop Motion Filmography, 23rd-24th Nov'19

20 young participants from DPS, Sonepat participated in an experiential 2 day programme led by award winning visual designer Shaaz Ahmed and the Red Balloon team. The children created a Stop Motion Film on Emotional Awareness. They also participated in multiple activities  and engaged in conversations about Emotions, Empathy, Emotional Quotient and Intelligence. 

School Partner: DPS, Sonepat

Mentors: Shaaz Ahmed, Lavanya Agarwal

Support Facilitator: Anupriya Khare, Inder


"It was a completely different experience at this workshop!" 

Darsh Vatsa, Participant , Class VIII




Sanitation & Substance Abuse

Puppet and Theatre Performance, 23rd-31st May'19

30 young participants from Bapu Sambhav colony, Delhi participated in an intensive 9 day programme led by Dadi Pudumjee & the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust team. The children created a puppet performance on Sanitation and Substance Abuse Awarenesswhich they presented to over 150 local residents at the Jonapur community garden. The group participated in inter-community sharing with NGO Rhythm of Life; and performed for the children of Sardar Patel Vidya Niketan, Mandi, Delhi.

Participants: Tarang Centre

Supported by: Vaish Associates Public Welfare Trust

Knowledge Partner: Water Aid India

Venue Partner: Vis a vis (STIR), Delhi

Arts Mentor: Dadi Pudumjee, Ishara Team

Support Facilitators: Ruchi Wadhwa, Lavanya Agarwal

Outreach Partners: Rhythm of Life, Sardar Vidya Niketan


"We learnt how to make puppets, we had a lot of fun and play with games and activities and we learnt how to perform and act, speak dialogues etc." 

Sakina, Participant 

Representative, Rhythm of Life NGO







Sexual Abuse & Anti-trafficking

Interactive Chat bot and murals, July & September'19

Two groups consisting 25 boys and girls (15-19 years) from Dharavi Mumbai (SNEHA Ngo) participated in week long workshops on Anti-trafficking and Sexual Abuse Awareness led by artist activist Leena Kejriwal, Missing Link Team and RB facilitators.Through expressive arts sessions, storytelling, movement activities, sharing circles and informative presentations the participants were engaged in conversations about sexual violence, self awareness, personal vulnerabilities, ways of prevention and the psycho-social aspects of trafficking. Under mentor guidance, they created focused narratives, public engagement games and finally a project titled 'Hum Azaad Panchhi' and 'Birds of Happiness' consisting conceptual art murals and tech enabled interactive chat bots to be used for further public engagement.

Links to the chat-bots created by the participants:



Participants: SNEHA, Mumbai (NGO)

Knowledge Partner: Missing Link Trust

Arts MentorLeena Kejriwal

Support Facilitators: Preeti Harkare, Avantika Malhautra, Lavanya Agarwal,

                                 Samar Jodha, Anupriya Khare


"I learnt how to express emotions through creativity and what are the different leadership qualities that we may explore in ourselves to be able to help victims of violence."

Mansi, Participant

"Art, especially engaging children in an interactive social setting, can help them and spark their motivation and desire to change the community they live in. We find our association with Red Balloon immensely relevant and meaningful. Together we are able to provide a platform for children to reflect, collaborate and get inspired to navigate increasing social risks that they face in their surroundings, especially that of sex trafficking."

Preeti Harkare, Supporting Facilitator

Missing Link Trust

"Missing has been conducting anti trafficking awareness programs for the last 3 years now. The workshop we did with Red Balloon Global was truly unique. Their program module gave us an amazing opportunity to create a much deeper conversation with the children from vulnerable areas of a city. Every day unfolded to more insights for us as well as the children. By the end the girls took centre stage and demonstrated a depth of awareness on the issue which even surprised us! True leaders in the making! This leadership program had tremendous potential! We hope to do more such with them!"

Leena Kejriwal, Lead Mentor

Artist and Founder - Missing Link Trust