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"Empowerment Through Art"

The "Empowerment Through Art" is an example of a successful way to bring creative fun to developing countries.

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The "Empowerment Through Art" program was established as a creative way to bring fun and hope to developing countries through drawing and painting. The program has allowed for a positive influence on the lives of people who didn't harbor much hope for improvement and gave them a way to be creative. Being creative allowed for the participants to put their goals and dreams onto paper, which is a great way to boost your self-esteem. As a result of this empowerment, developing counties may have a new shot at bettering the lives of its citizens. 

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Welcome to OpenIDEO, Kennedy. Great share. We're excited to see what this will inspire for our upcoming Ideas phase. Meanwhile, you and others here might want to check out the great work being done integrating art approaches with peer-to-peer mentoring and other strategies in Delhi: http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/spending-the-day-at-yp-foundation-in-delhi-building-potential-of-low-income-communities-with-student-volunteers Exciting what all these great contributions might inspire for ourIdeas phase. Hope to see you there!