Project Kultura: Think Culture Foundation’s step towards Youth Empowerment
Gurugram: Think Culture Foundation (TCF), an organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding among the youth, announced Project Kultura. The project aims to curate a set of culture-driven workshops for youth enrichment. In the times of crisis when Culture is fighting to stay relevant, TCF is targeting youth to inculcate cross-cultural understanding and celebrate culture through positive human interactions.
Kultura, or ‘the cultivation of learning’, is derived from the Spanish word for culture – Cultura, While Project Kultura ensures a curated set of culture-driven workshops to enrich youth with cultural capital and creativity, it also secures other skills such as problem-solving, discipline, teamwork and organization.
“Each culture inherently has common human good at its core. Our vision through Kultura is to bring that out to the forefront. We believe in empowering the youth via propagation of cross-cultural understanding and enabling them to take over the global stage, with an appreciation for all cultures,” said Yan Han, Founder & Chairperson, Think Culture Foundation. She continued, “We have got a positive response on the program so far and are hoping to touch the lives of thousands through this.”
TCF held the project’s first workshop online to ensure cultural awareness among the students during the lockdown. The workshop was focused on a Japanese art form, Origami, where a batch of 30+ students participated. This workshop was done in association with the NGO, Yes! I Am Happy, and Mahadevi Birla Shishu Vihar, a part of the Ashok Hall Group of Schools, on June 27, 2020.
“In times like these, it becomes very important to engage with the students and enrich them with cultural understanding and creativity. We are glad to have collaborated with Think Culture Foundation for a successful Origami workshop. All the participating students had an enriching session,” said Shivam Kapoor, Founder, Yes! Am Happy.
Going ahead Think Culture Foundation aims to scale Project Kultura across various schools via different cultural forms.
With its constant efforts to uplift and empower the youth, Think Culture Foundation has also initiated soft skills training and workshops in the past. The project Sill++ was conducted by skilled trainers from MasCom and Skills Infinitum as a series of public speaking and communication workshops.