"When we think we are lost, we are actually on the way to finding" -
Vikramjeet Sinha is an Arts based therapist and an Arts based Educator and Dramatist , He has 20 years of work experience in the social development sector and He works for arts for Psycho -social change. He has directed over 25 plays in schools , colleges and in Festivals .
Qualification and work experience
Vikram holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai Jai hind college M.A in Social Anthropology from Delhi School of Economics. He is an ABT Practitioner, art based therapist from the WCCL , or (world center for creative learning)
Vikramjeet has many other professional qualifications , which includes his training in Clinical Hypnotherapy from Californian School of Hypnosis, trainings in Trauma healing ,also holds a five year diploma on water color therapy from the art loft in the Margeret haushcka school of art therapy based on the principals of Rudolph Steiner. (Anthroposophy)
Vikram was a Training head at Railway children , (uk based organization ) An organization that works for Run away children (2006 -2009)
In the magic bus center for learning and Development(U.k based organization ) he worked as a programme head ( 2010 -2012)
In Magic Bus was a lead trainer with many corporates such as Goleman sac , KPMG, German chamber of commerce , and also worked with teenagers from international schools both from Bombay as well as from England .
Vikram did team build and leadership camps with young adults using creative drama and the outdoors creating contexts of learning.
Vikram has also conducted workshops with students in TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIANCES on using creative arts as therapy with young children..
Currently at an individual level Vikram also directs plays for children in schools on socially relevant themes or from novels, poems that are from the School curriculum using objects and materials . In his young years , he worked as a counselor in T.A.R.S.H.I (Talking about reproductive health issues ) Vikram also worked with the transgendered community in Calcutta and in Bombay through community theatre . He wrote modules for HIV AID Integration into the street children program and conducted trainings with street boys on protective sexual conduct . He has also conducted many workshops on adult survivors of sexual abuse .
Vikram founded the organization B.O.A.T (Building on art therapy) in 2013
BOAT focuses on Children and Adults at risk.
In the six years since its inception, BOAT has worked in conflict areas with creative arts therapy in schools, with students and teachers in Kashmir , Manipur , Punjab , and internationally in Sri lanka and Cambodia
On a national level BOAT has further worked with Projects on lost childhood supported by the Paul Hamlyn foundation working in other cities like Gorakhpur , Kokrajhar , Jaipur and Puri .
Currently working in south Kashmir in three schools using the arts in classroom primarily focusing on Trauma under the spectrum of Arts and education.
BOAT also specializes in working with survivors of child sexual abuse.
Somatic experience and Art based therapy is used in releasing Trauma from the body of a child and adults in distress.
BOAT has trained several members of street workers on Sexual abuse and oriented them on the effects of child sexual abuse.
BOAT also individually works with the adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Currently Boat is working with Dolphin school international, NIBS, and Life foundation , all these three schools are in south and central Kashmir, (Boats commitment to children and adults at risk )working with Arts and Education in classrooms both with students and teachers .in addition to that Boat works with Green valley school Srinagar and with HELP FOUNDATION Srinagar an organization working with children .
BOAT has also been conducting Arts based therapy courses in collaboration with Kathakar trust (New Delhi 2017 ), and Bodhita (Thane ) 2018 and on its own in chrar sharif , central Kashmir (2018 )