Project T’ikay (meaning to blossom in Quechua, the most spoken indigeneous language) focuses on children who have suffered severe traumas. Through Art Therapy, emotional and spychological support and different workshops we help them work through traumatic events and help them regain sefl-esteem, confidence and independence.
Especially at a young age traumas can cause deep wounds that without treatment are carried into puberty and adulthood, where they cause further harm and prevent a heatlhy development, the building of good relationships and positive image of self.
With compassion and effort we acompany them and treat them in our own Art Center in Cochabamba.
Unhealthy and abuse family relationship, physical and sexual violence and accidents are causes that lead to severe traumas. Especially in a country where mental health is a tabu topic we make it our priority to shed light and bring help. Children react very positively to Art Therapy since expressing themselves artistically is one innate passion or every child and secondly because colors and shapes are part of the Bolivian culture.
Since our founding, we have worked with children who have suffered different kind of traumas and have gained unique experience and insights on how to best treat the traumas that we encounter.
After an impactful and fulfilling period of work with these beautiful children, the collaboration with the hospital has come to an end.