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Aagaaz is a community of artists, facilitators, educators, and mental health practitioners, committed to using the arts to nurture active citizenship and social health. Led by nine remarkable and inspiring young people from Nizamuddin basti, we collectively dream of a society where everyone’s voice is valued, dignity and love are the cornerstones of relationships, and hope breeds new realities.

We have been working out of Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin since 2009, and found our identity as Aagaaz in 2015.

We work with values of curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and creative expression at our core and use theatre and arts based methodologies. We believe that ground-up, long term, and slow work by community led initiatives can bring about transformation.

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