The KYAI “Arts for Healing” initiative is a programme specifically designed for underprivileged, disadvantaged, susceptible and vulnerable youth, who do not find any platform to express their creative standing or address their suffering in a chronic conflict zone. The primary objective of the organisation is providing means of approach for children and youth to gain access to creative arts and health therapy.
The main activities of the organisation are “Arts for Healing” program’s that encompass the fields of Photography, Painting, Theatre, Creative writing, filmmaking, and sports therapy to alleviate psychological distress. The programme has an extensive Medical aspect which provides general health assessments, mental health assessments & counselling, dietician, optometry and dental checkups.Read more
KYAI is delighted to announce that we have incorporated a new dimension to our “Arts for Healing Projects” by providing team sports to our beneficiaries through our “Good Sports, Healthy Minds” Project. Participation in sport has many important benefits, sport can unite people, build partnerships, and strengthen bonds within individuals & communities. Sport provides challenges and adventures, can build self-respect, self-esteem, equality, confidence and enhance the leadership capabilities of learners, irrespective of the level at which it occurs.
Combined with KYAI’s mental health programme we aim to develop a healthy mindset and lifestyle for participants to deal with life’s adversities. KYAI has commenced roll out distribution, of complete Cricket and Badminton sets to Berer Colony, Shah Anwar Memorial Secondary school, Khumriya Lolab valley, Government Girls Middle school, Gund, Khwajabagh Pattan and Ladakh nomad children’s school in Puga.
We offer a variety of opportunities for volunteering with KYAI or our partner organisations. The options are diverse from virtual volunteering for administrative and creative roles based from your home, or field assignments if you can visit Kashmir, engaging in community based interactive research into youth and child artistic services and needs. Volunteering positions and job roles are designed to suit individual skill sets, and area’s of interest.
KYAI volunteering positions range from arts trainers using interactive training workshops, studio practice and fieldwork to administrative roles. We welcome exposure of our projects and community needs, accept and initiate input with proactive progress. Contact us at [email protected]Read more