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Comics for Change at MNPS to help children give voice to their concerns

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Jamshedpur, April 19: A unique program titled “Comics for Change” was organized by Class VI students of Motilal Nehru Public School on Tuesday.

Comics for change is a one day skill development workshop which aims at using comics to help children voice their innermost concerns, emotions and fears and articulate it to bring it to the fore.

The workshop aims at teaching every student how to make a wall poster comic from scratch and to effectively use this skill throughout their lives to give voice to their innermost concerns.

This program was conducted with the expertise of World Comics (Finland) and has already conducted this workshop across various schools in the subcontinent.

This vision has been brought within reach of all children. This skill once learnt can be used by students to give voice to topics that are closest to them and concern them most.

Comics have served as one of the most popular communication tool for several organizations, schools and even people’s movement. They have given a new direction to representation of silences thereby creating a revolution in itself.

The simplicity of its approach lies in the fact that it just requires a pen, paper and something to say or in other words, requires the lines to speak for themselves.

What makes these comics different from a professional creation is the ownership on the content as well as local settings and drama.

The comics will be pasted up in all possible locations in the school for visibility.

These comics create an awesome string between the creators of the communication and the readers and helps parents and teachers know in depth about the views and perceptions of students on topics that affect them deeply.

The resource person was Souvik Saha of NGO-People for Change.

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