Journey of
BOAT

BUILDING ON ART THERAPY(B.O.A.T)

Vikram founded the organization B.O.A.T (Building on art therapy) in 2013

BOAT focuses on Children and Adults at risk. 

In the six years since its inception, BOAT has worked in conflict areas with creative arts therapy in schools, with students and teachers in Kashmir , Manipur , Punjab , and internationally in Sri lanka and Cambodia 

On a national level BOAT has further worked with Projects on lost childhood supported by the Paul Hamlyn foundation working in other cities like Gorakhpur , Kokrajhar , Jaipur and  Puri .

Currently working in south Kashmir in three schools using the arts in classroom primarily focusing on Trauma under the spectrum of Arts and education. 

BOAT also specializes in working with survivors of child sexual abuse. 

Somatic experience and Art based therapy is used in   releasing Trauma from the body of a child and adults in distress.  

BOAT has trained several members of street workers on Sexual abuse and oriented them on the effects of child sexual abuse. 

BOAT also individually works with the adult survivors of sexual abuse. 

Current work 

Currently Boat is working with Dolphin school international, NIBS, and Life foundation , all these three schools are in south and central Kashmir,  (Boats commitment to children and adults at risk )working with Arts and Education in classrooms both with students and teachers .in addition to that Boat works with Green valley school Srinagar and with HELP FOUNDATION Srinagar an organization working with children .

BOAT has also been conducting Arts based therapy courses in collaboration with Kathakar trust (New Delhi 2017 ), and Bodhita (Thane ) 2018  and on its own in chrar sharif , central Kashmir (2018 ).