DHFL presents Balakalakaar 2011 which is an annual initiative taken up by the local office of AIESEC in Mumbai. It is organized with the aim of creating an opportunity for the under privileged children of the city to discover and develop their potential in creative exercises such as Art, Dance, Drama and Craft.
AIESEC Mumbai believes that every person is born with some hidden talent. At Balakalakaar 2011, they hope to bring out that creative artist and the soulful dancer in every underprivileged child and provide a platform for them to showcase their talents through our workshops, events and competitions.
The Dance Workshop was conducted by the AIESECers and the partners for an NGO called Salaam Baalak Trust at Jawahar Bal Bhavan. At the day center, children come for their afternoon meals, change into school uniforms to attend school, get help with schoolwork, do Yoga, play sports, learn English and much more. What was amazing was that the children, although they faced such hardships and difficulties, seemed undeterred by all of it and had such beautiful smiles on their faces. They were so happy that some people had come to spend time with them, play with them and teach them. At the workshop, the children were taught to do the ‘Chammak Challo’. It was fun seeing these children putting aside all their problems and just learning something new. All the children were really enthusiastic about what they were doing and enjoyed. The AIESECers and volunteers also joined along and grooved to the tunes of ‘Chammak Challo’. At the end of the workshop the children had to perform the entire routine they had just learned and honestly they were very good.
Balakalakaar 2011 is aimed at connecting today’s youth to the less privileged children of the city thus giving them a chance to make a difference! Through this project AIESEC Mumbai takes one step forward towards their vision of ‘Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential’.
AIESEC Mumbai’s Balakalakaar with DHFL’s support and the technical guidance of Samabhavana Society, an NGO which works in the area of Child Protection, will scout talents amongst 1000 underprivileged children across 10 BMC Schools (E Ward) in Mumbai and will select 100 students who will have an opportunity to showcase their skills at the ‘AIESEC Mumbai Balakalakaar 2011 Finale’ scheduled to happen on December 10, 2011 at the Karnataka Sangha Hall in Matunga, Mumbai. Additionally, these 100 winners will earn Vocational Scholarships supported by DHFL that will give them a fully funded admission to a Vocational Course of their choice, at the Jan Shikshan
Be part of the movement and help change lives of hundreds of children! Spread a smile on the face of a young child’s face. Witness the change in an underprivileged child’s life. Support our cause. Volunteer for ‘DHFL presents Balakalakaar 2011’
AISEC Balkalakaar Team