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Illani was bullied when she was a child. Fortunately, she managed to cope with the bullies after joining the school choir. “Singing and music gave me a sense of joy and strength, and even the feeling of security,” shared by Illani, the co-founder of CreaTee Kit.

Since then, she believes in the power of arts in healing. Hence, Illani is always passionate about creating an artistic outlet for children to find the same joy and security she did in arts.

In 2016, Illani and her sister, Masliza, founded CreaTee Kit, a social enterprise that produces t-shirt DIY kits for children ages 5 to 12. A set of CreaTee Kit includes a t-shirt or bag along with art materials like stencils, googly eyes, glue, paint, batik, felt-tip markers, 3D paint, and fabric markers. These t-shirt DIY kits are meant to help building children’s emotional intelligence at the same time to strengthen parent-child relationship through this fun activity.

For those of us who aren’t too well-versed in early childhood education, it may not be as easy to understand the link between creating these tees and how they help with bullying in the bigger picture.

The root to the actions of bullying is the lack of confidence in both parties, the bully and the bullied. CreaTee Kit’s mission is to sow the seeds of confidence and self-esteem through the process of creation among children at a young age, to build their emotional intelligence so that things do not progress negatively as they grow.

The t-shirt DIY activities are designed to help catalyse emotional intelligence by encouraging deliberate thinking and decision-making during the creation process. Eventually, it can help to build self-awareness among the children. Besides, children will gain the feeling of accomplishment after finishing their art, which ultimately adds to their self-confidence and emotional intelligence. Moreover, this activity is also a good chance for parents to know their child better and are able to identify any behavorial problems in their child.

As a social enterprise, CreaTee Kit dedicates part of their profits to organise free t-shirt workshops for underprivileged children, such as those in PPR flats, refugee groups like the Rohingya people, Orang Asli schools, and more.

The ultimate goal of letting children to create their own t-shirts using these DIY kits is to empower them. Though the end product might not be beautiful, the process of creating it is where the beauty lies in. Kids are empowered and they are happy because they are able to create a unique t-shirt.

These experiences are unparalleled and are not achievable by playing mobile video games, the most common activities among children nowadays.

CreaTee Kit has joined ZOM-IN.com to collaborate in efforts to empower aspiring youths. Join us now at www.zom-in.com to participate in exciting events coming soon!


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