Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BALAKALAKAAR 2000 and 9! Woo-hoo!

Statistics are proof that there are about 40,000 children living on the streets of Hyderabad leading a miserable life with no money, no food and no education. Born into the cycle of poverty, these street children are doomed to spend their entire lives on the streets unless someone intervenes to affect drastic changes.

This intervention, slight as it may be, has come in the form of AIESEC Hyderabad’s Balakalakaar! Essentially a child rights initiative of the local office of AIESEC in Hyderabad, Balakalakaar is the world’s largest painting workshop held for underprivileged children across the twin cities. AIESEC, being the world’s LARGEST youth-run organization is present across 107 countries and 1700 universities and acts as the international platform for young individuals to explore and develop their leadership potential for a positive impact on society!
As AIESEC Hyderabad’s biggest event in a calendar year running annually since 2005, Balakalakaar is aligned to the cause of building an environment that helps improve the quality of life that is faced by these underprivileged children in our city. It promises to be a one of its kind event; conducted at a much smaller scale in the year 2005, engaging about 150 street kids at an NGO - Don Bosco Nav Jeevan, moving to over 3000 children this year! Today, Balakalakaar has emerged as the creation of an opportunity to help these children discover and develop their skills in art forms of various types.

Balakalakaar, as an initiative, is a medium which tries to unravel the imprisoned expression in every child by providing them with a platform to not just showcase their talents but also to indulge in a day of innocent fun, frolic and simply put, happiness!

This year, AIESEC in Hyderabad aims at engaging over 3000 such children through Balakalakaar 2009 and endeavours to impression their young minds for a life-changing impact. See them smile.. that’s something you can’t put a price-tag on.

This event is sponsored by Sujana Group of companies in association with Global Art India and Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Radio Mirchi being the radio partner.

Date: 13 December 2009
Venue: Lalitha Kala Thoranam
Time: 9:00 onwards

Students interested in volunteering for the event may leave a comment here or contact +91 99892 29733 or +91 9966427278. We greatly appreciate and welcome your participation :)

1 comment:

  1. i'd love to participate! My name is Ashwin and my e-mail id is ash_miriyala@hotmail.com and phone number is 9951428196. I live in GachiBowli so transport is no problem