Our story

Art for Akanksha empowers children from low-income communities with a powerful art education, provides art-related career opportunities for Akanksha alumni and generates revenue through high-quality products.

Art for Akanksha is about children and their fascinating creative expression.

It’s about children who have really tough lives but still find a reason to laugh and sing. It’s about children who instinctively choose to use bright reds, blues and pinks even when they’ve had a rough day. It’s about art and its wonderful way of allowing children to be spontaneous, free and in control of what they create.

The belief

True education is not just about earning grades on core subjects. It’s about seeing problems creatively and using different approaches to find better results. It’s about learning skills and values that define who we are, and using that learning to make the right choices.

Such learning opportunities are vital for children, particularly when they come from low-income communities where a happy childhood is a distant privilege. This is where Art for Akanksha makes a difference.

Art is a vehicle through which children can speak their mind, paint their world and dream of a very different life for themselves. At our art class, the children don’t just learn art. They laugh, do masti and immerse themselves in a world that takes them on a magical journey of discovery. It’s a way to hang on to a childhood that so many of them don’t have.

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The story of Art for Akanksha

A box of colours is a potent tool for building tomorrow.

At Art for Akanksha, we live this conviction. We believe that there is a great need for quality art education in our schools and aim to create a model for art education, which can be taken into any government or low-fee private school.