“Our goal is to give young people the opportunity to develop their leadership, problem solving, active citizenship and integration of different cultures skills.”
Drawing to Health is an NGO that is committed to the well-being of young people. We use visual language to gain insight into what drives them and what stops them. We are also socially involved with the community. In this way we help people with communication problems to provide the help they need.
Already during our educational experiences, Drawing to Health feels socially involved and we try to do our bit. For example, we have deepened our research, training and coaching of young talent. We have discussed how we can make society more human, and especially to help people understand better. As an NGO we have noticed how much energy it gives us to be in practice, to touch young people, to inspire together and to find solutions. It is not only social issues that interest us how you request and receive attention. We are concerned with the creative (non-formal) approach to social problems. Learn how you can inspire people through creativity, but also tell the whole story.
In this way we help young people earn their place in society.
Through training, research, coaching and consultancy, we make a difference in the experience of young people and youth workers. We do this in the commercial world and we also use this experience for social impact (Erasmus +). We have a social impact at the local, national and international level. One of the international forms is participation in cultural projects.
Drawing to Health has a revenue model for commercial parties. Drawing to Health earns money by providing coaching, training and advice. We do this on the basis of non-formal means of communication that are related to visual language. We use this visual language of soft skills as a tool, but this is never a goal within our Erasmus + projects for young people, training and research. Together with our project partners and young people, we are able to create, program and manage development programs and plans with regional, national and European funding.
Our profit lies in the further development of young people. We contribute to more understanding and respect for society. We invest our profit in youth and youth workers to give them the opportunity to develop further. An example of this is a youth worker who is at home with a burnout. By becoming a member of Drawing to Health he gets the chance to enrich himself through cultural experiences. We offer support with travel expenses, administration, training and others taken over.
Our conditions are on the website. Everyone has the opportunity to develop further with us. Whether it is someone with many relationships, a multicultural background of a social worker who has never moved beyond his own neighborhood in which he grew up. With us everyone gets the chance to develop themselves at their own pace of development.
That is why DrawingAssessment®, DrawingConsult or DrawingWorkshop is a great tool and certainly not a goal.
Interpreting drawings may sound like looking at coffee grounds, but it is a profession. As a qualified teacher of visual arts, I have specialized in reading drawings. To delve deeper into this, I also followed the training for Creative Communication Specialist. With that background, experience and education, I can interpret every drawing and tell more about the maker. Not yet: I do that with genuine interest and lots of fun!