We utilise the medium of both, visual & performing arts, to enhance interpersonal and psychosocial competencies as part of this Life Skills focused vertical. Such mediums work perfectly with kids, as they bring a new dimension to the learning process. They are exciting, inclusive, motivating, inspiring and skill enhancing at the same time.
A lot of the kids deal with fear and anxiety when put in new situations or are told to do something they have never done before. This anxiety and resistance to new things can become an obstacle to learning and overall development. This is exactly where the medium of art hits hard.
Art and storytelling can be a place for kids to be expressive and imaginative. The confidence developed can be then transferred to other areas of life.
How does it help our kids?
Life skills can assist a child grow into a confident and responsible citizen as it enables them to manage challenges and risks, maximise opportunities, and solve problems in cooperative ways, thereby developing psychosocial competency. This helps young people develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and teaches them to interact with others constructively and effectively.
The primary goal of art vertical is to nurture confident, well-grounded decision makers. We also aim for them to become critical thinkers and be able to create for themselves a healthy support system and build meaningful and positive relationships.
In an environment prone to deviance, violence and substance abuse, it isn’t uncommon for children to fall prey to harmful habits. As such, it becomes imperative that they should have access to right mediums to channelise their energies and aggression. It is no secret that children respond to stories, imagery and play, much more than anything else.
So what do we exactly do?
At Bucket List, we wish to work on the life skills of these children through mediums that these children respond to the most, that is, craft, fine art, performing and visual arts and storytelling. The annual program includes sessions, activities and workshops to learn, adopt and practice each life skill.
We believe careful observation can reflect significant change in a child’s behaviour and countenance. To witness the magic take place right in front of your eyes, come join us on the field sometime!
A set of life skills can assist a child grow into a confident and responsible citizen as it enables them to manage challenges and risks, maximize opportunities, and solve problems in cooperative ways, thereby developing psychosocial competence.
Here are the 2 art forms that we work the most on:
Have been proven to support the development of fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities.
Develop not only creative thinking & positive self-expression, but also teaches interpersonal skills & boosts self-confidence.
Here is a quick recap of our annual theater production: Tell-A-Tale.
Help us sustain our artistic efforts and make this vertical run effectively for years to come. Whatever you donate today, big or small, might give a child a better tomorrow, everyday, for years to come.