In 2011, TAP expanded its global reach with a Pilot Project in Bhopal, India. The Pilot took place from December 12th to December 26th, 2011. The purpose was to work with both the staff and victims at the Sambhavna Medical Trust using the arts as a medium to nurture positive attitudes, empowering victims and creating a work of art as a collective community.
In December 2012, TAP will be returning to Bhopal to work with the Sambhavna Medical Trust for the second annual TAP India Project.
The Sambhavna Medical Trust is a non-profit medical organization located in Bhopal, which hosts volunteers from across the world who work and live in Bhopal.zSambhavna is the only place that offers free medical treatment to survivors of the gas disaster and victims of the ongoing water contamination. The clinic (pictured above) run by this trust has provided direct treatment to approaching 30,000 people and provided support to about the same number through its health initiatives in 10 communities close to the Union Carbide factory. The Trust is also the owner of one of the biggest archives on the disaster, and many of the documents found on this site come from Bhopal.
The program offered the following art forms: visual art, story writing/telling, theatre games, and photography.
More information about the project in The Brock News (15/12/2011).