May 3, 2019
About the Charity
Dharavi Art Room utilizes the medium of art, photography and music to empower children and women of marginalized communities in Dharavi. They believe that exploring, expressing and exchanging ideas through creativity creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. They promote a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to take control over their lives. Dharavi Art Room wants to set up a community lending library in Dharavi because there is no proper library around there, most children cannot access books elsewhere and also lack books in their homes as for many families, taking care of basic needs will always win over buying books.
They plan to have interesting activities for the library children like read-aloud, vocabulary and literacy games which will lead to overall growth in these children. This library will be one of the very few in the world that will actively engage users as content creators. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of April 2017 towards equipping Dharavi Art Room with the books and racks needed to set up this community library "Community Library for children of Dharavi" - This Community Library setup with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of children every year by empowering them with knowledge and growth through reading.