Berlin, 01. November 2014
’’Door to the future for immigrant Children’’ Art Program in Berlin for South Asian ‘‘SAARC’’ Children German Humanitarian Initiative for South Asian (SATHI) organized an art Project, “Doors to the Future, for immigrant children” living in Berlin from SAARC countries. The art project was started on 11 October and ended on
10 children from different countries from SAARC (South Asia) were participating for that program. The motto of the project is to understand how immigrant children from different social, cultural, geographic and economic background think or feel about their life in their new home country. Through artistic expression, SATHI wants to know how they foresee their future.
Karl Werner Küffel, a reputed social worker and artist supported the program and motivated children to express their artistic expression by painting in portable doors. Participating children were painted the doors for four days for four weeks. Küffel believes that door is the gateway for their future. Such programs will be organized in the different cities of metropolis in Europe like London, Paris….
After completion of painting program, these paintings will be put for exhibition in many representative cities in Europe and in SAARC countries. Coordinator of the program and President of SATHI, Dr. Dharma Raj Bhusal said, “We will organize this type of program in Nepal for unprivileged children to express their artistic expression.” He further added, “Our ultimate aim is to support the unprivileged children from the SAARC nations in the field of education. “
SATHI is a non-profit NGO established in 2010 to provide necessary information, counseling and support about health, social, educational and cultural issues of South Asian immigrants living in Germany.
Dr. Jay Krishna Thakur from UIZ supported by providing premises for the project. He said, “This inter-cultural program will help to bring together immigrant children and their parents for cultural cooperation and development.” Executive members of SATHI Mr. Bernd Monzka from the Ministry of Finance, Germany, Mahendra Dhital, Mani Prasad Aryal and active member Deepak Tolange and other volunteers from SAARC countries were actively supported art program.