Different strokes for Prayaas kids

February 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

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Viral went home on Saturday, holding a trophy for her mother. This was no medal but a greeting card, that she had hand
painted herself, so what if the lines and strokes were not perfect.

After all, Viral and several other students of Prayas, an initiative of students of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to impart education to underprivileged children, were trying their hand on water colours for the first time under guidance of trained designers.

Children of Prayas, on Saturday, met students of NID where they were taught various techniques of art and craft, using which, they made cards and bookmarks which are being sold on IIM-A campus. Over 10 NID students participated in the workshop, which was conducted for students above five years.

“Around 36 students of Prayas participated in the workshop. NID students know of Prayas and they expressed interest in conducting the workshop,” said Sameer Gandhi, second year student at IIM-A, a Prayas co-ordinator.

“We taught kids spray painting, blow painting and thumb painting. We had a lot of fun and it was great to see their creativity. they exceeded our expectations,” said Fatema Jaliwala, a student of Apparel Design and Merchandising at NID.

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