Essential Skills through
Creating art boosts one's ability to analyse and solve problems in numerous ways. When we create something through art we experiment, we question, we conduct research and even evaluate our work. Making mistakes and able to experiment boots the confidence and pushes us to think in an innovative manner.
At pencilbricks we let children and youth explore their interests (hobbies or art forms) through a curriculum that is problem centred. They explore a problem and build a solution using their hobby/art. The curriculum is designed for children to learn and apply scaffolded steps of problem-solving skill and the problems are aligned with the UNSDG.
We run online internship programmes spread across 37 days for school going children and youth from disadvantaged communities.
Internships are aimed at integrating problem-solving skills in hobbies to build awareness of the skills and apply them to solve problems around them.
We have 4 categories (blogging, doodle art, photography & videography) as hobbies(at present) through which interns will build solutions for 4 problem statements which are aligned to UNSDGs.