The CosmoGolem is an art piece by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen. The art piece is used to facilitate the expression of the hopes and dreams of children and encourages them to make their own thoughts free to explore life and their surrounding environments. The Cosmogolem Project is a worldwide recognized project that symbolizes children’s rights. The project started in India with Sister Jeanne Devos, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Today the statues stand tall in over 36 different countries around the world.
At the TFoHF, the Cosmogolem is used in all training sessions to help all our beneficiaries, young and older, to express their hopes and dreams. The Cosmogolem workshopping processes help the expression of some difficult and heartwrenching stories and experiences in a more neutral and creative manner. We truly believe that it is this neutral and creative style of expression that moves one from self-pity and victimhood to set them on a path to being an agent of change!