On December 25, 2020, Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation was invited for a Virtual Live Talk on “Crafting Lives-Self-help” organized by Craft Village-India Craft Week.
Craft Village is a social organization (a member of World Craft Council-APR, Res-Artis, Netherlands, and Residency Unlimited, New York) based out of New Delhi, working for the training and promotion of Craft Sector. India Craft Week balances Tradition with Modernity. It celebrates finest craftsmanship by celebrated masters, brands, individuals, councils who share a common platform of handmade and handcraft.
The Virtual Live Talk was hosted by Ms. Iti Tyagi, Founder, Craft Village-India Craft Week. Ms. Pallavi spoke about organ donation and the pivotal role Transplant Coordinators play in the process of organ donation. She shared how she uses art and craft as a stress buster in the challenging field that she has chosen for herself. She also shared that she actively encourages the young transplant coordinators she trains to develop interest in arts as it can relieves stress and anxiety and can be used as a tool to boost inner strength and self-determination. She told the audience that it’s a unique but difficult job as the success lies in someone’s grief – it begins when someone has lost a loved one and has to be encourage to donate organs for complete strangers and can be mentally and emotionally draining. The nature of this task is delicate and needs constant emotional and mental boost and Craft can be the medium for Transplant Coordinators to get extra energy and to balance professional and personal life. It is very important to have artistic interests for the people who are working in the area of organ donation.
Ms. Pallavi answered many exciting questions which were asked by the host. To mention a few: