Taking the incredible legacy of THEATER Arts and MEDIA FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Center for Arts Media and Social Welfare (CAMS) is a Hyderabad, India based organization with a mission to foster social change through social action.
Located in Hyderabad, India, CAMS is a pioneering organization dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of theater for social development, education, and the preservation of art and culture. Our team comprises accomplished theater scholars, practitioners, and professionals who share a unified mission: to use theater as a dynamic force for social change, education, and the protection of India’s artistic heritage.
Our Mission: Theater for Social Development, Education, and Cultural Preservation
At CAMS, our mission is clear: we use theater as a catalyst for social development, education, and the preservation of art and culture. We firmly believe in the unique ability of theater to foster positive societal change, provide educational opportunities, and safeguard India’s diverse artistic traditions.
Driving Social Development
CAMS is at the forefront of using theater as a vehicle for social development. We engage in a diverse range of initiatives that address critical social issues, including poverty, inequality, and community empowerment. Through the art of theater, we raise awareness, inspire dialogue, and drive action towards building a more equitable and inclusive society.
Programs and Affiliations
CAMS proudly collaborates with a range of esteemed organisations and institutions, including the National School of Drama (NSD), the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Home Affairs, to amplify the impact of our work. We partner with the Telangana State Police and the Telangana State Education Department to promote safety and education through our initiatives.
In collaboration with the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States Language and Culture Department, we celebrate and preserve the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of the region. Our partnership with the Road Transport Office (State Transport Department) enhances traffic awareness and road safety programs.
CAMS actively engages with the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) to raise environmental awareness and advocate for sustainable practices. Our collaboration with the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) supports child welfare and early childhood development.
Through associations with organisations like the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA), Plan India, Teach India, and the World Bank, we extend our reach to address diverse social issues and create lasting impact. Our partnerships with UNESCO and Asha Jyothi (Vijayawada) allow us to contribute to global and regional initiatives.
CAMS collaborates with institutions such as DIGI QUEST Studios, FORD Foundation, Pune and the Doctor Reddy Foundation to further our commitment to education and empowerment. Our affiliations with CRAIN India, various universities, colleges, organisations, and MNCs across India help us in reaching a broad and diverse audience, fostering positive change through the transformative power of theatre.
We Believe That...
We firmly believe that the connection between volunteers and nonprofits should be free of barriers. While this may seem obvious, many volunteer-abroad platforms charge fees. We stand apart by offering a platform where individuals can connect with nonprofits without any charges.
Simplicity in Doing Good
We believe making it easy, accessible, and transparent for everyone to contribute to positive change. We provide the tools, information, and empowerment needed for individuals to take meaningful actions that align with their values and passions. Our commitment is to remove barriers and create a straightforward path for doing good, welcoming individuals from all walks of life to join us in making a difference.
Real Impact through Local Communities
We are convinced that non-profits run by and for local communities are the real deal. The most significant impact is achieved when resources are directly contributed to local communities on the ground. By supporting grassroots efforts, you can make a tangible difference and empower local communities to bring about lasting change.
Through the Years
ART & CRAFT WORKSHOP
EXPERTS WORKSHOP WITH CHLDREN
HEALTH AWARNESS STREET PLAY
HEALTH AWARNESS AT SCHOOL
DRUNK & DRIVE AWARNESS
CHLDREN WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES
Theater & EDUCATION Perfonrmances at Govt. Schools
THEATER WORKSHOPS AT ST.FRANSIS COLLEGE
CHILDREN WORKSHOP WITH NGO
AIDS AWARNESS PROGRAM
DRUNK & DRIVE AWARNESS STREET PLAY AT HYDERABAD CENTRAL
SCHOOL CHILDREN OUT REACH