Welcome To Dharavi Art Room – A Safe, Colourful Space Where Children Come To Draw, Paint, & Exploreby The Daily Eye Team November 14 2016, 12:04 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 37 secs
A colourful room in a slum, where women and children come to work together, forget all their problems, and create art – that’s Dharavi Art Room for you. Set up by an art graduate way back in 2005, it is a place where dreams are shaped daily. “I come from a single parent background and my family faced financial difficulties when I was growing up. Creating things, drawing, colouring – I remember how these activities made me happy. Art helped me share something with others, make friends, and communicate,” says 35-year-old Himanshu S., founder of Dharavi Art Room, who uses art to empower children and women living in Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia.