Clic Abroad Foundation is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit foundation in the United States
CLIC Abroad educates and empowers students in America and India by sharing their cultures and daily lives through the medium of Arts, Theater and Music. Inspired and organized by Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, world renowned photographer, CLIC Abroad team helps international students as well as native students documenting and sharing old world Indian culture before modernization transforms the many faces India.
After extensive research and travel throughout India, Bhaskar identified remote regions where many aspects of daily life exists in the same fashion it has for centuries.
Not surprisingly, modern technology and new world ways are also discovering these regions. Bhaskars goal is to document old world culture before modernization transforms the faces of these remote regions. The best way to achieve this, he believes, is to have the very people that actually live and embrace these cultures document their own lives. And who might be the most interested, energetic, and enthusiastic people in the village be? CHILDREN!
Nikon, one of CLIC’s sponsors, supports this concept and has donated cameras for children to use for the CLIC Abroad workshops. Bhaskar works closely with the children, teaching them camera skills while sharing his expertise and love for photography. CLIC believes in partnerships and collaborations in developing the programs. They look for engagement with artists, musicians and theater professionals from the US and India who can immerse and engage with the rural communities and empower them with knowledge and self confidence.
CLIC Abroad shall provide educational workshops to identify and document the vanishing cultures and changing landscapes of the people living in rural areas of India. Documentation will be achieved primarily through the use of photography. CLIC Abroad and University Lake School students will help to create a set of images that will aid in the recording and archiving vanishing cultures. These images will serve as powerful instructional tools depicting cultural diversity and the ancient cultures of India, and will be shared with educators and individuals in both contemporary urban cultures and future generations throughout the world. University Lake School students also will gain tremendous insight into foreign cultures and lifestyles and will be encouraged to share these experiences through writing and publishing opportunities as well as public presentations.