We aspire to bring hope even when it is scarce not only to the diffable community but also our friends, families, and communities around us.
terArtai empowers special-need students to leverage their creativity and generate income by transforming their artwork to various merchandises and sell it though online and offline sales channels.
What is the need are you focusing on?
Tension 1: Bringing inclusivity and togetherness in times of quarantine
We work closely with a diffable community, those who have down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism. On a normal day, we work closely with them by making arts which gives them a sense of purpose because they create something sellable. Now, we cannot meet them and our diffable community are feeling even lonelier, and frustrated. We are thinking of ways to help them not lose their sense of purpose by maintaining a sense of inclusivity and togetherness.
Tension 2: Not being able to make an impact in their senior year.
Throughout the quarantine we were contacted by students who were looking for volunteering hours. With social-distancing law, the students can’t do their regular volunteerings.
Tension 3: Hopelessness from people who relies on daily wage.
Together with a few local partners, we want to try to mitigate this issue using the resources that we have.