36 days of Type

This project was conceptualised to raise awareness about the right to education among the underprivileged children in India. In collaboration with a Non Profit called Donate an Hour I interacted with a few children between the age-group of 3 - 13 and asked them what they'd like to be when they grew up. Their corresponding dreams and aspirations were then illustrated onto the English Alphabet.

SCOPE

ROLE

TOOLS

Volunteer Work, Donate an Hour, 2016


Illustration, Photography


Illustrator, Photoshop

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CONTEXT AND PROCESS

We spend most of our time today on social media platforms. For a lot of us, it also inspires, educates and makes the world a smaller place. Annual participant driven projects such as 36 days of type on Instagram provide a global platform for user-generated content to have a widespread reach and engagement making it an ideal project to say something bigger.

The older children (ages 7 and above) wrote down responses on a piece of paper. The responses from the younger children (ages 6 and below) were recorded and documented. The children were photographed with a blank board, onto which the illustrated letters corresponding to their dream occupation was later created. Conceptualization and sketches for each of the letters in the English Alphabet.

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"I like to draw. When I grow up, I want to be an artist.”

Gautam, Age 7

A for Artist

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"I want to become a basketball player.”

Anshu, Age 9

B for Basketball Player

"Doctor. The kind that fixes hearts."

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Kushbu, Age 10

C for Cardiologist

"Dancer. An epic one."

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Ankit, Age 11

D for Dancer

"I'll make a lot of big buildings."

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Samir, Age 6

E for Engineer

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"I'll make pretty clothes for everyone."

Mansi, Age 7

F for Fashion Designer

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"I'll open a small store near my house."

Suraj, Age 12

G for Grocer

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Shilpi loves being outside around plants and flowers.

Shilpi, Age 10

H for Horticulturist

"I'll catch the thieves."

"I'll send bad people to jail."

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Anjali, Age 8

I for Inspector

Habil, Age 12

J for Judge

"Nurse."

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Nilam, Age 10

N for Nurse

"I'll fly planes."

"The person who reads the news."

"I'll be a soldier."

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Anjali, Age 13

P for Pilot

Lata, Age 11

R for Reporter

Gautam, Age 11

S for Soldier

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"Teacher for all subjects."

Sonali, Age 13

T for Teacher

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"I want to help animals."

Roshni, Age 9

V for Veterinarian

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"I want to wrestle."

Dipanshu, Age 11

W for Wrestler

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"Anything with animals."

Roxona, Age 9

Z for Zoologist

ABOUT THE NGO

This project was conceptualized to raise awareness about the right to education among underprivileged children in India. In collaboration with a Non Profit called Donate an Hour, I interacted with a few children between the age group of 3 - 13 and asked them what they'd like to be when they grew up. Their corresponding dreams and aspirations were then illustrated onto the English Alphabet.

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