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Children's rights through artwork project-A rights based programming combining children's rights and artwork,India

Children's rights through artwork project-A rights based programming combining children's rights and artwork,India

An Appeal for Project Partnership

‘...in serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity'-Carol Bellamy

I.Introduction:

Goodwill Social Work Centre is an Indian Non-governmental organisation registered as a Society under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975, Government of Tamilnadu {India}, Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act 1976, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is duly registered under section 12-A {b} of the Income Tax Act 1961. Our Society's Registration number is: 112/1981 and our FCRA number are: 075940124.You are invited to visit us at www.goodwillsocialworkcentre.org and our web album link: http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc  to view photographs of our various social projects being taken up in  and around Madurai,Tamilnadu,India.

The term ‘Goodwill social work’ is a philosophy, a practice mode and an approach, which is preventative, rehabilitative and developmental in perspective and based on the principles of scientific humanism in line with the professional social work model. It combines social philanthropy, professional social work and social development. ‘Goodwill social work’ is inclusive where children, youth, men and women participate in the social and economic life of their communities. It attempts to treat the symptoms through social protection, remove as far as possible the barriers to better social outcomes and tackle the root causes through social investment. It is committed to a particular set of professional values of social work including respect for worth and dignity of every person, the client's right to self-determination, confidentiality, advocacy and social action that promotes social justice, which are reflected in the word 'GOODWILL' as shown below:

G  stands for goodness in all we do for the community
O  stands for overflowing with love, compassion, and peace
O  stands for outpouring care for others, especially
     children, youth and their families
D  stands for dutifulness in helping others to help themselves
W stands for willingness to serve the poor and downtrodden
  stands for integrating professionalism in social work practice
L   stands for linking itself to serve locally and globally
L   stands for lighting up the face of the less fortunate and the unfortunate
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Since its inception  our organisation has been working in the areas of children's rights, children’s rights through artwork, Children’s environmental health rights, humanitarian aid, Intensive family preservation of dysfunctional families, Youth and women development, non-formal employment training for youth, community technology services, environment education and action, social research,, NGO capacity building and networking and NGO consultancy. GOODWILL is highly professional in its approach and its methods are underpinned by a strong academic research ethos. Highly impressed by the professionalism in GOODWILL’s governance and management of programmes,the Global Links Initiative (www.glinet.org) ,a registered company and a charity in the United Kingdom had entered into a partnership agreement with GOODWILL on 6th October 2007 to work together to provide services and capacity building programmes for GLI Networkers in Tamilnadu,India.

II. Our rights based programming for children at a glance:

1.Children's rights through artwork project-A rights based    programming combining children's rights and artwork

 

As part of our Children's rights through artwork project supported by ART VENTURE,Singapore, Goodwill social work centre has formed 'Children's rights through artwork groups' of girls and boys who are in the 7-17 years of age with a view to building a holistic understanding the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child and various children's rights and the issues  which affect children,combing arts with a study of the UN convention on the rights of children  as a way to promote children’s understanding of their legal status in society and developing art skills, improve self confidence and enhance creative and enjoyment in the arts and to know of their rights to childhood.Through the formation of  artwork groups  a social awareness is  created among the children and local communities as well concerning various rights based issues namely poverty,education,food and nutrition, health and shelter ,peace,discrimination,disability,child labour,armed conflicts,  sexual  exploitation, environment,violence against children,media,children in conflict with law. 

Children are trained in various forms of arts namely water colouring,painting,pencil sketching, oil on canvas Painting,miniature painting, cartooning and computer graphics,pottery painting,portrait  and figure drawing ,floor painting – rangoli  and kollam,crayons  and oil pastel work,modern painting,clay modeling,glass painting,Tanjore painting,pencil drawing, pot painting  and  embossed painting, folk arts and dances,which are used to portray and convey messages relating to children's rights to survival,protection,development and participation that are enshrined in the UN Convention of the rights of the child. Children learn of the various issues and concerns which affect them through their active participation in the artwork.The most celebrated forms of folk arts used in the training include Kuravan- kurathi Aattam(Gypsy dance), Bharathanatyam(classical dance), Karagaattam(with a brass vessel on head), Peacock dance,Dummy Horse Dance dance,Dummy Bull dance, kavadiattam,kollattam(using two batons), Puppetry, Oyilaattam (Ribbon dance), folk songs etc. In point of fact, the art painting and folk art media serve as power tools to promote and propagate the rights of children among the children and local communities. Children in these artwork groups not only get themselves empowered  but also  sensitise other children to their rights and needs and  also adults as to their responsibility in protecting and promoting the ethos of 'Children First' through their artwork.

The artwork of our children's groups may viewed at  our web albums and video links: 

http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/ChildrenSRightsThroughArtworkGroupGSWCMaduraiIndia?feat=directlink

http://s633.photobucket.com/albums/uu51/CHRISDANIEL_photos/

 http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/GOODWILLSChildrenWinAtThe2ndWorldWaterDayInternationalPosterContest2009NVOCUSA#

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPW8HTkKEMA

The Children's  rights through artwork is a unique project which is aimed  empowering children in the age group of 7-17  with information on their rights,developing skills  in them in arts and learning to combine arts with the study on their rights  and inspiring them to discover their unique talents through a variety of hands-on workshops in arts and crafts and folk arts. These children put their creative energy into their artistic expression. They show a high level of creativity in their artwork and a inner-connective knowledge and awareness of child rights issues and concern which affect them and children worldwide. Goodwill social Work Centre believes that the art painting,murals,art models they make and their learning of children rights through folk arts will make an impact on the viewers and inspire them become more proactive in the protection and promotion of  children's rights,which is an adult obligation .

2.GOODWILL'S  children give water a voice to promote the right to water in International poster contests organised by NV-OC,USA,2008- 2009

Through our Children's Rights Centre our organisation is able to take up children's rights through artwork supported by ART VENTURE,Singapore and a Rain centre for local children and communities supported by Nature's voice-Our choice,USA. A phenomenal achievement is that five students from our children's rights through artwork programme were selected as winners at the international poster contest 2008 on theme 'What Water Means in my Life' organised by the Nature's Voice-Our Choice,USA. The following  web album links may be viewed to see our   five International poster contest winners and  our winners at the preliminary poster contests held in Madurai,Tamilnadu,India

http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/ChildrenSRightsThroughArtworkProjectPosterContest8thMarch2008#

http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/GOODWILLSChildrenWinAt2008WorldWaterDayInternationalPosterContestOrganisedByNVOCUSA#

Three of our children from Madurai,India (out of six non US international students) under our 'Children's rights through artwork project' supported  by ART VENTURE,Singapore  have been declared as   International poster contest winners at the2nd annual International Poster Contest 2009 sponsored by Nature's Voice-Our Choice,USA.

As part of our art training programme for children we conducted a series of poster contests on the themes 'Water and Culture" and 'right to environment' for school children from 15th February 2009 to 10th March 2009 in and around Madurai,Tamilnadu,India.Of 2440 posters made by children, 966 posters were selected for submission to the Nature's Voice-Our choice,USA  for the 2009 World water Day International Poster contest.It is a proud moment for GOODWILL to make known that three children under the Children's rights through artwork project have been selected as international poster contest winners.

Of 3000 children from 8 different countries and throughout the United States participated in the 2nd annual International Poster Contest  2009 sponsored by Nature's Voice-Our Choice ,USA. Of 12 children were selected  as International poster contest winners 3 children are from Goodwill Social work Centre,Madurai,India. Our Three winners  and their winning posters can be viewed at our web album link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/GOODWILLSChildrenWinAtThe2ndWorldWaterDayInternationalPosterContest2009NVOCUSA#

Our  winning children at the International poster contests,2008 and 2009 organised by the Nature's voice-Our Choice,USA can be seen in the Youtube video titled “Students Give Water a Voice” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-j6kLE_9k .

The Children's  rights through artwork is a unique project which is aimed  empowering children in the age group of 7-17  with information on their rights,developing skills  in them in arts and learning to combine arts with the study on their rights  and inspiring them to discover their unique talents through a variety of hands-on workshops in arts and crafts and folk arts. These children put their creative energy into their artistic expression. They show a high level of creativity in their artwork and a inner-connective knowledge and awareness of child rights issues and concern which affect them and children worldwide.

 Goodwill social Work Centre believes that the art painting,murals,art models they make and the learning of children rights through folk arts will make an impact on children  and inspire them  to become more proactive in the protection and promotion of  children's rights,which is an adult obligation .

Become a partner of  GOODWILL!

 We strongly realise the need for replicating this  rights based programming  to cover more children and local communities  in India in promoting the rights of children through artwork.We invite partnership initiative from potential  donors and funding organisations who might be interested in supporting this innovative project for children in India.

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,M.A.,Ph.D
 Executive Director
Goodwill social work centre
No:5,South street Extension
Singarayar colony
Madurai-625002
India
http://about.me/dr.christopherdaniel
Email:[email protected]
Website:http://www.goodwillsocialworkcentre.org
Telephone:+91 0452 2531175

 

 

 

 

 

 

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