Led by our international volunteers, every week we hold five art classes at our community centre, with more than 60 students from different communities participating in summer 2022. These classes present an invaluable opportunity for underprivileged children, who do not have access to regular schooling, to express their experiences and emotions via creative outlets such as painting, drawing, and crafting.

Research underlines the positive influence of art in fostering the growth of social-emotional capabilities, multisensory abilities, and cognitive skills, whilst also increasing dopamine levels, helping to relieve anxiety, depression and stress. The mental health benefits of art assume increased significance considering the high prevalence of psychological distress among the communities we serve. 

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