In a heartwarming showcase of creativity and talent, the children from the slums of Srinivaspuri recently participated in the AwarenessSaathi Art workshop, a unique initiative conducted during the Durga Navmi and Vijayadashmi celebrations by SpecialSaathi and Maqaam Foundation. Under the guidance of renowned artist Niyaz Hussain, these young artists proved that art knows no boundaries and that talent can flourish in even the most challenging circumstances. Their artwork serves as a testament to the transformative power of artistic expression and the importance of nurturing creativity in every corner of society.
Srinivaspuri Delhi, is home to a diverse and vibrant community. However, it also grapples with the harsh realities of poverty and lack of access to basic amenities. Amid these challenges, the children of the slums find solace and inspiration in the little things, and one such source of inspiration was the AwarenessSaathi Art workshop.
The AwarenessSaathi Art workshop was a part of the Durga Navmi and Vijayadashmi celebrations organized by SpecialSaathi and Maqaam Foundation, two non-profit organizations dedicated to uplifting marginalized communities. Artist Niyaz Hussain, well-known for his commitment to community-driven art initiatives, took the lead in guiding the young talents through the creative process.
The workshop aimed not only to introduce the children to the world of art but also to create awareness about the power of artistic expression in building self-confidence, fostering imagination, and promoting unity within the community. The children were provided with art supplies, encouragement, and a safe space to unleash their creativity.
The resulting artwork is nothing short of spectacular. These young artists, ranging in age from 3 to 15 years, produced a diverse range of pieces, from colorful paintings to fine sketches in less than half an hour time. The theme of the workshop was Festivals of Navratri, Vijayadashmi and Diwali.
Beyond the immediate joy of creating art, the workshop provided them with an opportunity to express themselves, believe in their abilities, and gain confidence.
Moreover, this initiative was a reminder that talent and potential are not confined to privileged backgrounds. It emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for all, regardless of their socio-economic status, to explore and nurture their talents.
SpecialSaathi and Maqaam Foundation’s initiative is a reminder that every child, regardless of their circumstances, holds immense potential, and with the right support and opportunities, they can create beautiful art that not only reflects their experiences but also adds color and vibrancy to their lives. This event serves as an inspiration for us all to continue supporting and nurturing the talents of young minds, wherever they may be found.
Glimpses of the artworks
Read more about this event in “Empowering Lives: AwarenessSaathi Initiative event”