Dance/ Art therapy training

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Dance/ Art therapy training

Introduce the use of dance as a therapy for children with multiple physical and mental disabilities.


The objectif of the project is to train PCTC’s social workers, who are between 22 and 45 year’s old, involved in the rehabilitation program to address and work with children with disabilities by using Dance/Art therapy techniques.

They will get professional knowledge and ability to practice art therapy. These therapies will be very effective for children with disability.

In its rehabilitation program, PCTC is working for mentally retarded children, Children with Cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities. They are working with 34 children every day and also with 60 children on a monthly basis.

Thanks to the acquired skills, more disabled persons will come with interest to utilize art/dance therapies from PCTC staffs.

These kinds of professionals are not available in PCTC’s working area so beyond PCTC’s programs, many other people will come and utilize PCTC’s staffs to transfer their knowledge.

Intervention attendue du volontaire

Dance therapy: The volunteer will transmit the ability to make observations and analysis from children behaviour and from their danced movement.

He/She will provide theoretical and practical course in a first time. Then, he/she will co-lead sessions with PCTC workers with the aim to accompany them toward autonomy.

He/she will transmit the skills of observation/analysis/feedback and tools which will permit PCTC workers to evaluate and develop their sessions with the objectives to develop children welfare.

PCTC workers will regularly use these techniques in rehabilitation program and it will become their regular part of work schedule, so many people will utilize the staff resources.

It will benefit the 10 PCTC social workers, some of them had theorical input. And indirectly, it will also benefit the children of the day care center and Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Centers.

The training conducted by Planète Urgence’s volunteer will also help PCTC workers to introduce this practice to other social workers.

Art therapy: PCTC workers must be able to conduct Art therapy activities with disabled children:

- Drawing and painting;
- Expression of emotion from the drawing;
- Communication;
- Analysis of Arts;
- Colour Psychology.

At the end of the mission, PCTCT expects that:

- The social workers will be able to analyze children behaviour and suffering through Dance/Art therapy activities,
- The social workers will be able to help and support the children in suffering through Dance/Art therapy activities


The training will take place at the PCTC office located in the Tiruvannamalai District (kondam-Karivandal).

Volunteer can choose to organise the training any time between 9.00 to 5.00 from Monday to Friday, with one hour lunch break.

Type de bénéficiaires

social workers

Profil des bénéficiaires

They are 22 to 45 years’ old. 3 of them are working for PCTC for 10 years and more, while 4 of them are working for 3 years and 3 of them for only 1 year.

They have been selected on their motivation on 15 persons. They don’t have any experience in the field of dance/art therapy.Some of them speak English. A translator could be helping for those who don’t speak English. Most of them are college graduates or matriculates.

Dispositif(s) possible(s)

Congé Solidaire

Notre partenaire local

People Craft Training Center (PCTC)


People’s Craft Training Center (PCTC) is non profit organization formed in the year 1991 by Mr. Xavier Mariadoss. PCTC is registered as a Trust. Xavier Mariadoss has a B. Sc in chemistry, PG diplomas in Non formal and adult education and in Health and Development obtained in USA. He was between 1994 and 1996 the executive director of the rehabilitation of disabled person program in India for Handicap International.

PCTC was created to provide rehabilitation services to the people affected by Polio. Later the services were expanded to other disabilities.

PCTC is working with the deprived people / people with disabilities / women and children and it works towards collective self-reliance and total development of people through community participation.

Women empowerment program, community health program, Children development program, Skill training and Employment opportunities are some of the PCTC’s initiatives to address the needs in the community. Every activity initiated by PCTC is in response to the felt need of the people in the community.

While PCTC advocates self-reliance for people, it ensures that the strategy evolved for implementing the program includes a sustainability plan, quality and link between all the initiatives and is complimentary in nature.

PCTC is operating in one Developmental Block of 124000 populations in Tiruvannamamalai District. The operational area is located 200 Kms south west of Chennai. The name of the Block is Thurinchapuram which has 47 panchayats (village council), 102 villages consisting of 274 habitations. This is drought prone area, receiving below average rain fall. 70% of the people are agricultural laborers. 20 % of the people own land. They are only small and marginal farmers owning less than 1 acre of wet land or 2.5 acres of dry land. Rearing animals is a secondary occupation in this area. There is a big migrant group from this area moving to the cities –Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Tirupur. This has big impact on people.

Staff of the executive team:
CEO: Mr. Xavier Mariadoss
Director of Rehabilitation: Mr. Vijayaraj
Consultant for community health program: Dr.Kirubakaran
Consultant for thulir program: Mr.Elumalai
Coordinator of rehabilitation program: Mr. Dhandapani

PCTC’s activities are fund by the interest of its Corpus Fund (the capital of the organization, the permanent fund) though PTCT farm, quilt sales etc.
PCTC receives a financial support of Quakers from Netherland through regular donation.
Mr.Meier from Swizerland contributes to the corpus fund and to special projects. 2Bears charity-UK contribute to PCTC’s children development projects (2Bears is registered as a UK NGO, it has a mission to support the work of local charities in Southerne India).

PCTC is part of two big networks, the Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association and the Tamil Nadu coalition past 2015. PCTC works with local consultants for their programs.

Since its creation PCTC has set up:

- A live data base of 2042 people with Disability in the entire district
- A micro credit program for a population of 124000
- 16 acres of land as model farm where organic farming is being practiced. It is also being used for the neighbouring farmers as a place of demonstration in innovative farming practices. Six acres of the farm land has fruit trees. The rest of the land is used t cultivate paddy, vegetables and rearing of animals and are used as a training place in agriculture for disabled adolescents
- A full fledged Rehabilitation workshop for people with disability, a day care centre and an early intervention center for children with disability.
- Three primary health centers viz : Thurinchapuram, Narthampoondi and Mangalam.
- 106 Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Centers.

The Community Based Rehabilitation program for the 2042 people with disability is one of ongoing activities of PCTC.

PCTC is providing opportunities for rural children for personality development and co-curricular activities for 180 children (Thulir children’s program).

PCTC is also promoting renewable energy in the area of operation and educating people on climate change adaptation techniques.

They are as well promoting native medicine-Siddha System of medicine among people (community herbal gardens in the villages, preventive health care for children with disability, training for health workers, student doctors program (kutti Marthuvar) among school going children).

10500 women are involved in the women empowerment program through self helps groups. 27 teenage girls are involved in the skill training and Employment opportunities in the women empowerment program. 45 women are trained in quilt unit.

Every activity initiated by PCTC is in response to the felt need of the people in the community.

Accueil et transfert

The travel time will be around 4 hours from Chennai Airport. It will be done by car.

Aéroport d'arrivée

Madras [Meenambakkam]


The accommodation during the assignment will be in the PCTC center.

The volunteer will be in an individual room with the attached bath room, electricity connection, completed coverage on mosquitoes Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken at the PCTC office dining hall.

The room is on the PCTC campus so no transportation will be required everyday to reach the mission location.

Matériel disponible sur place

White board, black board, pens, markers, papers, chart papers, video projector, computers with Windows 7, internet connection and any other training material required will be available.

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Partenaire : People Craft Training Center (PCTC)

Inde, Thiruvannamalai

GPS : lat 12.2252841
lon 79.0746957

Langues :


Thématique : Santé

Type d'intervention : Formation pour adultes

Compétences : Art et culture

Nombre attendu de volontaire(s) sur la mission : 1

Durée : 2 semaines

Dates :

📅 01-01-2019 au 31-12-2019

mission disponible toute l'année