Mawaheb launches ‘7 days of happiness’ challenge

Mawaheb launches ‘7 days of happiness’ challenge to keep members motivated amid COVID-19

Mawaheb from Beautiful People (Mawaheb), an art studio for the determined ones, has launched the ‘7 days of happiness’ campaign to keep its members motivated amid the COVID-19 crisis. Aiming to give a chance to express and polish their creativity while they are home, the campaign seeks to keep members optimistic and grateful during difficult times.

As per the campaign, every week, two or three members will be chosen to share what made them happy each day during the week and compile them in to a video presentation to be shared with other members during a Zoom call at the end of week. The campaign also encourages members to stay energetic, positive, and spend their days doing meaningful activities as they comply with preventive measures to stay at home.

Wemmy de Maaker, founder of Mawaheb, said: “This is the time to ensure our students remain positive, fit, and healthy as well as continue learning new skills. Mawaheb is committed to the development of its students, and the current situation was not a deterrent. The creative campaign seeks to help those involved be concurrently positive and productive.”

Gulshan Kavarana, art mentor, said: “In a bid to keep our members motivated and positive even during times that seem challenging and difficult, the campaign is designed by volunteer Kim Smith to polish creativity and underscore the importance of gratitude. It also gives our students an opportunity to be connected via video calls and encourage each other to stay positive and healthy.”

In previous weeks’ presentations, one of the members shared personal moments like playing with her cat, drinking a cup of tea, and her brother’s return from the hospital. She also recorded shots of her blissful time while drawing and baking a cake. Similarly, another member, Srishti, recorded herself helping her mother, baking banana bread, trying her hand at gardening, and feeding birds on her balcony.

About Mawaheb from Beautiful People:

Mawaheb from Beautiful People is an art studio for the determined ones from 16 years and above.

The studio suitably located in the culturally rich Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood previously known

as the Al Bastakiya, is a space where student artists can learn artistic skills and develop their self

confidence in a relaxed safe environment.

Its welcoming atmosphere ensures that each student is regarded as individuals with freedom of

thought and action. Every student artist can apply annually for a minimum of 1 day per week and

maximum of 5 days per week. The year runs from September through to June.

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