Millions of people resort to actions that give instant gratification and/or immediate response, but these are without thought or plan. These have led to an irreversible dent within us and in the world we live in. Reflecting on our approach becomes impossible if we are forced to produce materials and churn them out quickly. This is true in our academic settings as well as our work places.
While there are significant efforts being taken to ensure children develop intellectually, there aren’t equally big initiatives that develop the character of the child – like our 7i (Integrity, Intuition, Interaction, Initiative, Inquiry, Imagination, and Identity) Initiative. Facilitating their development in adults becomes near impossible, however, if they are cultivated in young children, society stands to benefit from their abilities continuously. We believe that this younger generation can be nurtured in our initiative ‘Karthavyam’.
Karthavyam aims to design and develop a 5-month diploma program in collaboration inspiring individuals who contribute to change in the society. This program will facilitate complex problem solving by enabling young changemakers through storytelling and photography.
REACH AND EXPECTED OUTCOME
A first-of-its-kind educational module will be developed using design thinking to understand complex social issues and enable change using the power of storytelling and photography.
The storybooks that will be produced by students will inspire thousands of other children to take initiative to understand social issues and explore the intrinsic art of storytelling.3. The exhibition will be a hub for participating students to present their work to the larger world.