Present Activities

As the Bornfree students have grown up and are implementing the Bornfree’s methodology as artists in their respective areas, we currently work with and support the young artists graduated from the Bornfree to empower rural and underprivileged children.

Art Workshops and Art Camps

Our current activities focus on Art Workshops and Art Camps for rural children to gain experiences and learn through arts in order to fill in the gaps of education due to less opportunities of extracurricular activities at government schools than private schools, which often result in drop-outs and forcing children into child labour.

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Cultural Exchange and Peace Education with Japan

Besides Art Workshops and Art Camps, we teach Japanese language and Japanese culture such as Origami and Japanese Calligraphy Shuji for the rural children to learn from international exposure and peace education.

Hosting Japanese Tour and Youth Internship

We host people from Japan to visit our locations once a year and organize collaborative Art Workshops with them for the children. We also provide youth and students from India and other countries with internship experiences working through art for children and societies.

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Locations of Our Activities

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Banjarapalya

Karnataka, India

The school was a CHILD ARCHITECTURE created by John Devaraj and raised by over a thousand young people 35 schools and colleges and from more than 17 countries! The architecture is intimate, friendly, colorful, vibrant warm hearted, open spaces, with breeze blowing through as in the woods. Every brick in the school was in place by a child not as a labourer but to enrich its experience and contribute to its very own magnificent edifice. We organize Art Workshops and classes for Japanese language and cultural exchange, collaborating with  the Government Higher Primary School, Banjaraplya, Karnataka

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Chikkabarapura

Karnataka, India

We support and co-organize Art Camp with the Indian Folk Band led by Robin Balu Jambe by collaborations with the Government Medium School in Chikkaballapura District, Karnataka.

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Jayamangala

Kolar District, Karnataka, India

We support and co-organize Art Workshops and Art Camp with the Bayalu Craft & Theater led by La Frida Shanti, collaborating with the Government Higher Primary School, Jayamangala, Maluru Taluk, Kolar District, Karnataka.

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Slums and other places

Karnataka and other states

Our activities regularly take place around Bengaluru in Karnataka State and sometimes across the country.