Painting the child-section of the Hospital and making a
sustainable impact inside the community where we are located at.
Date : 3rd March to 13th March 2023
Club: Interact Club of little Angels’ School
Venue : Nepal Cancer Hospital, Godawari Road, Lalitpur
Joint/ Individual: Individual Project
Area of focus: Promoting Peace
Avenue: Community Service Avenue
The “Rang” event was created to instill good energy in children undergoing cancer treatment in the pediatric ward at the Nepal Cancer Hospital.
Color is an intrinsic element of our daily lives; its presence can be seen in everything we see. Colors are commonly acknowledged to have a significant influence on our emotions and sentiments. In an investigation of children’s emotional associations with colors, Boyatzis and Varghese (1994) found that light colors (e.g., yellow, blue) are associated with positive emotions (e.g., happy, strong) It was a service-oriented event that focused on.
This project’s concept was a long run and postponed through three tenures, and we eventually got to execute it this time. The original concept was of Rabita Shah, Past President (RY 2019/20) who also served as district secretary (RY 2020/21 ). As a child she had to stay in the hospital when she was sick this one time, the imagery of hospital paintings moved her and made her stay more cheerful.
1. Providing a good atmosphere for cancer affected children
2. Promoting peace through colors
3. Making an impact inside the community we work in
4. Making the pediatric ward more comfortable for children
The event was based on the idea of the cancer hospital being an emotionally inhospitable place for children due to the dull colors that triggered the event. We intended to flood the site with color and happiness. Thus, on March 3rd, five members of the ICLAS arrived with paintbrushes and compassion with the aim of making the location more dynamic and child-friendly. We were tasked with painting two rooms: the doctor’s office and the pediatric ward.
To make the area more appealing to the children, we selected to paint cartoons and animal characters in bright and relaxing hues. On the first day of the event, we planned a color theme and drew a few sketches. We began painting on the second day and continued for nine days. We also continued to brainstorm and began to incorporate new ideas along the process in response to the needs of the situation. We also got to engage with the patients and spend time with them. It was a very wholesome experience. It was an excellent learning opportunity for the volunteers, as well as an opportunity to demonstrate their passion for creativity, which was greatly appreciated.
The initiative was a big success, and we were able to create a cheerful attitude among the patients while also receiving favorable feedback from others who visited the hospital. The kids were really excited to speak about the drawings and asked us to include their favorite colors, which we gladly did. We also got a nice report from the physicians and nurses.
Interact Club of Little Angels’ School also extend their thanks and gratitude towards the painters of the event, Itr. Dilasha KC, Drayush Yadav, Itr. Aarav Pradhan, Itr. Deepshna Sunwar and Itr.Shreya Gurung. Similarly, Dr. Anjali Pandit and Shreya Shrestha and Nepal Cancer Hospital