In every community on Earth, there are children in need of mental health support. In every community on Earth, there are children in need of special care when it comes to socialising. In partnership with Studio DA, Caravane aims to give these children tools and guidance in a unique form of art therapy: making their own cartoons.
Cartoon therapy has been proven as an effective mental health and socialising method for children with learning difficulties, and children in difficult life situations. It is an immersion into a creative world. Writing their own stories, drawing their own characters, animating, recording, editing and narrating their own cartoons all proved a safe space for empowerment and socialising. It is a process of teamwork, building self-confidence, reflecting and improving mental health that Studio DA has been developing since 2008.
“The experience children get in the creative process of working on a cartoon together, we hope, is one that strengthens their belief in real miracles, empowers them to overcome the difficulties they face and ultimately distracts them from their illness for a while.”
By collaborating with local schools, Caravane plans to launch a cross-cultural enrichment programme for children of all ages and from all backgrounds. By gathering the broader community of children in various schools, we seek to inspire and stimulate healthy socialising outside the child’s usual environment. In addition to working with children, our team provides training for tutors, psychologists and facilitators who would like to learn this unique method of art therapy.
In 2018, Caravane initiated its first collaboration with Studio DA, working with a team of all ages to make a film about a father and son driving to visit an Art Village in the Desert of Qatar.
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