Threads of Humanity is a project centered on the belief that each individual had worth, dignity and the capacity to reach their full potential.
It is a ‘Community Volunteering Program’ which has been operational at Sewa Kutir Complex, Kingsway camp for over half a decade now. Target beneficiaries of this program are ‘Juveniles in Conflict with Law’.
Primarily focused on Dignity and Self esteem, our workshops use Expressive Arts to create ‘Safe Spaces’ where our participants can reflect, ideate and connect with each other with compassion and mutual respect.
We have expanded our reach to include Youth at Risk and their families as part of Community Outreach Program at Jahangirpuri, a re-settlement slum where most these boys come from.
Workshops with Stakeholders at Delhi Judicial Academy
“I want to complete my education and become a big man one day”
Participant, Aadharshila Home for Children in Conflict with LawKNOW MORE
Expressive Arts Workshops with ‘Children in Conflict with Law’
When Sameer (name changed) came to our workshops for the first time, he refused to talk or participate. His self-inflicted wounds often intimidated the other boys who refused to speak to him. He would sit in a corner and watch the others work. It was only during our Puppetry workshops with Varun Narain (master practitioner) that Sameer finally opened up and expressed himself through puppets. Sameer now works as a cook in the canteen at Sewa Kutir Complex.
Home/Away International Theatre Festival
“And on stage, there’s the hugely impressive In The Shade Of The Banyan, from the Yuva Ekta Foundation of New Delhi, a street drama based on the real life stories of young people living in a Delhi remand home, and so rich in layers of plot and characterisation that it seems to offer a complete, brave, no-holds barred panorama of contemporary life in a big North Indian city.”
-Joyce McMillan, Theatre CriticKNOW MORE
Intensive Theatre Workshops @ Aadharshila Observation Home for ‘Children in Conflict with Law’
“When I get out of here, I want to complete my education and support my family. I know I made a mistake, but I believe that I can make things right. One day, when I have enough, I want to travel the world. Thank you for supporting me.”
Kabir (name changed), Inmate, Aadharshila Observation Home for 'Children in Conflict with Law'KNOW MORE
School Theatre Workshops @ Jahangirpuri
“I want to play football. Every morning, before the school starts, all of us go to the park and play football with bhaiya and didi. Through this play, I was able to tell everyone what I want to be!”
Shaina- Resident, JahangipuriKNOW MORE
Community Outreach Workshops @ Jahangirpuri
“I have realised that crime in the area will be reduced only when we work together. I would like to get associated with you and start working towards this. I would like to continue these workshops in the future Didi. Please keep coming”
Rinki- Resident, JahangirpuriKNOW MORE