The Art2Healing Project is a non-profit, creative arts therapy organization based in Asia that is dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals at risk, particularly women and children who are victims of trauma.
Due to the two large earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year, many children have been orphaned and need trauma counseling and protection to prevent them from being sold as sex slaves. The project provides psychological support, education and growth through the creative arts therapies and awareness based practices such as yoga and meditation.
The main focus of the Art2Healing Project is the healing and re-education of trafficked women and children who have been raped and exploited and are suffering severe trauma. They also work in conjunction with local agencies, social workers and caregivers who provide rehabilitation, education and care to these individuals.
Since their inception in 2005, they have worked with many organizations in Laos PDR, Cambodia, the Thai-Burma Border, Nepal and Japan. Currently, they are working on projects with trafficked victims in Laos PDR and Nepal, and require funding and support for these projects.
Atira Tan, Founder of Art2Healing
The founder of Art2Healing, Atira Tan will be travelling to Nepal to ensure funds raised from book sales will be distributed to those in need and she will personally oversee the programs to assist these children at risk.
Watch Atira’s TED talk about how she became involved in this work