Welcome to Art Relief International
Art changes lives. It is both a powerful means of expression and a recognized means of therapy – two things that are vital in the lives of ARI participants. ARI works to cultivate creativity, create an atmosphere of inclusion for groups that are often cast out and ignored, and encourage social change.
Our volunteer-based organization relies on dedicated and open-minded individuals looking to make a creative difference in the world. This unique opportunity to volunteer in Thailand rewards both volunteers and ARI program participants alike.
After a two month break it was time again for Juvenile Detention Centre. JDC houses boys (10 -17 years old) all awaiting their sentencing for various crimes. The facility gives the boys the opportunity to participate in different classes including art, music, and sports as well as the chance to practice their religion.Today was my last time at JDC, but I was happy that I got the chance to lead the workshop!
After we played ChilliChilli (a warmup game) with them, which they seem to really enjoy, I explained the concept of my workshop: