Holding art camps for underprivileged children from various slums in Mumbai and Delhi. Our Art camps are created to give the children an equal social platform for them to interact with the society. Underprivileged children are mostly disengaged from main stream education, disruptive or withdrawn and mostly avoid going to school. Our camps are held at municipal schools, balwadis and patshala’s to encourage the children for not skipping school and that learning can be fun. In the last nine years we have demonstrated that a caring and creative environment, even the most problematic child can learn and achieve through art.
RNAF each year a selection of young and aspiring artists are chosen for a touring exhibition, which travels across the globe. Artists who cannot exhibit due to financial or physical restrictions are sponsored by the foundation. Handicapped artists have always been a part of past exhibitions and the foundation plans to promote them in the future as well. Over 405 artists have been supported by the foundation in the last 13 years.
RNAF believes that learning/knowledge is the key to success, As our founder says “ Learn has earn in it”. We provide study material for students going to school even help with admission where required. Vocational Training programs are conducted in-house through our programme SII( Skill Initiatives India) and supporting education for older students.
The main aim of Misaal Mumbai is not to only color/beautify the walls. The main aim is to connect to people through Art, bring a positive change in their mindset. Educating through art about the importance of Children's Education, empowering Women, creating Job opportunities for Youth, Cleanliness, Hygiene, Sanitation, Waste Management- say No to Plastic & Children health in Slums & Villages. Slum Painting and repairing initiative by Artist Rouble Nagi. The main goal is to give life to the slums and Villages and keep it clean and hygienic. Everything will be bright and colourful. We merely want to create interventions, that hopefully ignite some other change. In the end, we hope our Project “ MISAAL MUMBAI” will help others to set up projects of their own, be it Mumbai or anywhere else in India. Its the first slum painting initiative in India. We have painted and repaired more than 1,50,000 plus homes to date and are currently working in over 163 slums and villages across India. Do Visit our Misaal Mumbai Website for more details.
Paint Dharavi is a social reform and transformation initiative by Rouble Nagi Art Foundation which started in 2016. The aim was to build bridges between communities via art and create a community that is aware of the problems and challenges, only once we are aware of the problem can we address them properly. We have successfully held workshops and opened our centres in Dharavi creating environmental advocates who work towards educating people about health and sanitation. Waste management and ways we can stop the use of plastics which is an integral part of this initiative.
Through the RWI initiative we bring together innovative technology, e-books, games, and locally-curated content to advance the learning of children in slums and villages in India. Through our centers and Balwadi’s we provide books and educational resources, so the children can discover the joy of reading and writing.
Skill and Vocational Training: Our Skill programme is called SII - Skill Initiatives India. This vertical is aimed at increasing employment and job opportunities for youth and women. Encouraging Entrepreneurship, Employability and Self-Reliance through the provision of Skill Training.
Everything that goes in with this, whether it is conversations with the community through workshops to evoke behaviour change, provision of trainers and facilitators who can adequately communicate, teach and empower the women and youth to learn something which will contribute to their livelihood – right down to setting up the physical infrastructure or Skill Centre where this learning process will occur – everything comes under this. We will build the existing capacities that women have & help them play their desired role in family and society. Employability & entrepreneurship will both get a boost through this intervention. The gateway into this intervention will be the workshops at Community centres undertaken by our team.
The focus of MSY is to empower unskilled women from villages and slums to make Handicrafts and Khadi Fabric Products. The initiative has played a key role in empowering women from rural India, who are now confident of their skill and have become financially independent. MSY aims to make women self-reliant and give them financial independence. The RNAF has created successful women entrepreneurs and served as a platform for aspiring women, we are focussed on supporting women to becoming authentic and conscious leaders so they can make the biggest impact they can possibly make with their work and do so from a place of meaning, purpose, and joy. We have coaching programmes and mentoring programmes, and a host of events that bring women together to network and learn from one another in slums and villages across the country.
Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
Kashmir Floods 2014
Kashmir Floods 2014
Area: Lasjan , South Srinagar
Impact: Over 1500 families
Volunteers: 73 (Registered)
The flood of 2014 had claimed over 200 human lives and billions of rupees in terms of damage to private property, businesses, and government infrastructure.
NGO Rouble Nagi Art Foundation set up two Relief Camps in Lasjan area on the outskirts of the city of Srinagar. No relief material had been dispatched there except RNAF (Rouble Nagi Art Foundation).
RNAF sent relief material like blankets, medicines, food packets, and essentials to the affected areas. The material was sent from the Mumbai RNAF center for 3 weeks.
The floods are one of the biggest challenges the Kashmir Valley has faced in recent years, but the compassion shown by Kashmiris towards their fellow beings gives me the hope that we will overcome these most difficult times.