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Childrens Art Village, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, International, International Relief, Mental Health

Mission: At the Children's Art Village ("CAV") our vision is to connect children to themselves and to their creative spirits through art. Our focus is to use art & music as mediums of expression to initiate the process of healing for children who have been abandoned.

Results: Going on our fourth successful sustainable Creative Arts Curriculum in Ghana at the Village of Hope. Additionally, we are completing our first successful year with our ongoing art program at the Sevalaya Orphanage located outside of Chennai, India.

Target demographics: Abandoned children in third world countries.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2000 children in our Creative Arts Program in Ghana and India

Geographic areas served: Children in third world countries

Programs: Ongoing arts & music programs funded by CAV at the Village of Hope Orphanage in Ghana and at the Sevalaya Orphanage in Chennai, India.

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Rating: 5

The inspired focus of Children's Art Village to address the creative spirits of children in need around the world in an effort to help them heal the wounds resulting from the trauma and abandonment they have suffered can be attributed to their leader, Mai Lai. She is the secret ingredient to their success and truly lives with her "heart on her sleeve" and embodies that spirit in all the time and hard work she invests in putting together her groups of volunteer teachers and supplies and leading them to the places in the world where they are most needed, all in an effort to help these, often forgotten, in-need children and addressing their needs for expression through art and music.