We design our programmes to be sustainable and have long-lasting effect with two integral components of our humanitarian model:
- The Train-The-Trainer framework provides specific training for caregivers to ensure that they can include an artistic and creative dimension into their work with beneficiaries after our missions are over and our arts therapists have left;
- The introduction of a visual journal assists beneficiaries to continue making art in their journals after the missions have been completed, provided that they can have access to art materials.
Our approach is collaborative in nature: we do not intervene alone but our missions are tailored to assist and enhance the psychosocial framework of existing local organisations.
To reach out to more beneficiaries, we also collaborate with large humanitarian organisations such as the Singapore Red Cross, Save the Children and World Vision. In partnership with them, we design arts therapy programmes and implement them into existing psychosocial frameworks.
All our programmes are designed and implemented according to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on Child Protection.
As we work with many children who have undergone overwhelming and traumatic events, it is of the utmost importance to have a child protection policy in place in order to make sure that we do no harm.
This policy sets out common values, principles, and beliefs and describes the steps that will be taken in meeting our commitment to protect these children.
Read and download our full Child Protection Policy here.
We are a volunteer-focused organisation with a network of over 1,300 certified arts therapists.
We are recognized as a cost-efficient organisation where our permanent staff represent less than 1% of the total humanitarian workforce ready to be deployed.
We believe in channelling the funds entrusted by the generosity of our donors and partners to direct interventions for beneficiaries with only a small percentage being used for the indispensable administration of our operations.