We device projects towards development work, using the following criteria:
• Provide services to impoverished masses in our focus areas: education, children, women, healthcare, agriculture, nature, tribal welfare, relief and rehabilitation.
• Efficiently execute projects with minimal overhead.
• Possess successful track record of project execution.
• Demonstrate the trust of local population that they serve all needy Indians without discriminating against any religion, caste, or creed.
Who benefits from GCT.org?
We target children and women, but we welcome anyone needy joining or asking about it – the more they know about us, the better. We run workshops all year round, and we work on lots of different projects. There are regular GCT Saturdays for underprivileged and special kids, we do workshops during the fair at Art Chennai and run summer schools. We used to have a workshop every Saturday with women and children from the orphanage shelter. We’re hoping to find a new shelter that we can reach out to.
What do the children learn?
We provide them with practical art techniques. Practising artists from different fields volunteer to come in and work with the children. So maybe an architect comes in and teaches them about architecture, or the same with a designer or a photographer. The children are getting a proper art education – it’s not just colouring.
How much is a project like this needed?
It’s definitely needed, as the children we work with are special and underprivileged and wouldn’t normally have access to this kind of experience. It’s important to teach them about art and creativity, and that there’s something out there for them.
How members will help?
• Members will make a difference in the lives of public who need help
• Contribute depending on their comfort level.
• Spread the word among their friends, family and colleagues on TheGct.org (The Global Charitable Trust) supported projects.
• Share their innovative ideas on projects.
• Be a volunteer for projects.
• Member’s generous contributions play key role in ensuring development of destitute children.