Theater

Theater

Animation

Animation

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

Poetry

Poetry

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Film

Film

Photography

Photography

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ChopArt India

Let's provide lifelong memories using creative expression.
A summer camp they'll never forget!
EMPOWING HOMELESS YOUTH THROUGH ART

Summer Camp Art Media

There are all kinds of roles you can play to contribute to the program!

MAY 2017

Hats to wear:

Teachers

Lead projects with our amazing youth

Documenter

Tell the world how great we are

Impact Assessor

Not quite a head doctor, but you'll let us know if we're doing a good job. 

Field Supervisor

Make sure buildings don't burn down. No pressure.

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About the Camp

 

ChopArt partners with Kaarmic Education Services to bring project based arts to Hyderabadi teenagers ages 10-16. Through a 15 day residential camp 6,000 teenagers are able to build friendships, receive full room and board and create positive life long memories. 

 

Hyderabad's government has graciously supported the camp through Kaarmic and has provided the resources needed to help us to develop programs for teens across Hyderabad, India. 

 

As broken down into 2-3 hour blocks, each day the teens have a specified period of engagement with the arts culminating in a final showcase. 

 

Teens in this program live below the international poverty limit and will likely engage with the arts for the first time through ChopArt. 

About Hyderabad

 

Hyderabad is a major city in Andrah Pradesh (a state in India). It is located in southeast India and is the 4th most populous city in the country. Popular destinations are Charminar, Ramoji Film City and NBR National Park. 

 

Hyderabad is diverse in religion and culture and is known for delicious biryani and beautiful pearls. You'll get by fine with speaking English, although knowing a few local phrases will help when bargaining and navigating the city. 

 

Be sure to ask questions and go with the flow!

Volunteering

 

We'd love for you to come along!! Volunteers go through an orientation in Atlanta, GA and Hyderabad, India to learn about ChopArt, expectations and culture. Each volunteer is expected to encourage our teens and to help them to succeed. 

 

Timeline:

 

Fall and Winter: Application Opens

Winter: Interviews

January-Feb: Notifications Sent Out

February-April: Assistance with preparing

(securing visa, booking flights, what to pack)

April 1st: USA Orientation begins

April 15-30th: India Orientation 

May 1-15th: Summer Camp

End of May: Debrief

Program Fees

Pretty much, you'll just need to get there. Once you arrive your accommodations, meals, local cell phone, local transport and activities are covered. 

 

You pay for:

  1. Administration Fee ($500)

  2. Visa ($81)

  3. Air Travel (about $1,200)

  4. Any Extras (gifts, additional meals, unplanned activities)