Faith Gonsalves works with the conceptualisation, planning and program management of arts and media projects for social development focused on at-risk children, and training and capacity building of young people, NGO functionaries and others. She is also the Founder of the Delhi based “Music Basti” project, part of the registered non-profit organisation Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA) that she manages.
Set up in 2008, Music Basti connects at-risk children, youth and artists, with the aim to inspire growth and a sense of community through a creative and joyful music learning experience. It seeks to promote opportunities in education through the principles of active participation, life skills building and leadership development.
These are also part of an effort tocontribute to the evidence base guiding the importance of music related interventions and programs and their health related outcomes at-risk children and adolescent populations in India. Faith also enjoys writing, travelling, singing and cooking!