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Saturday Art Class

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Saturday Art Class

Unleashing the creative potential of one of the world’s largest marginalized child populations by developing social-emotional skills through visual arts education.

Founders

Manasi Mehan

Manasi Mehan

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Chhavi Khandelwal

Chhavi Khandelwal

About Saturday Art Class

Term

2024 Spring

School

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Today, India is home to almost a fifth of the world’s child population. More than 300 million of these children are marginalized and lack safe spaces to express and the agency to thrive. They often grow up to experience low levels of confidence and stifled creativity. Saturday Art Class is focused on providing access to visual arts and social-emotional learning to these children in their formative years while operating within the current Indian education system.

What began as a pilot project in 2016 with 30 children in our cofounder Manasi’s classroom in a low-income school in Mumbai has grown to directly and continually impact more than 165,000 children across 11 states in India. Our vision is that if every child has the confidence to create, we can unlock creative potential that can positively change the trajectory of India.

Be In The Know

The Student i-lab application opens in May for summer membership. Keep up the momentum in the meantime.

Student pitching at the 2024 PIC