World Comics Finland started cooperation with Youth Alive! Kenya
October 2011 with a training of trainers (ToT) workshop. Below pictures,
drawings and comics from the workshop.
One of the 18 ToT-workshop participants Buthaina Ibrahim of
Undugu Society of Kenya, showed her wallposter comics to people in the Limuru market. Especially
the kids were mesmerized. Photo Hanna Arvela.
|Hanna Arvela and Leif Packalen of World Comics
Finland were trainers at the workshop. Drawing: LP.|
|Group photograph from the trainers' workshop in Limuru.|
Immediately after the ToT-workshop, the new trainers
practised their skills in a three-day test workshop in Pumwani Social Hall in
Kamkunji. Here Festus Mwiti (left) and Michael Oduor (right) instruct social
activists from different organisations in the Kamukunji area.
To get feedback to the comics from ordinary people in the
community, is always important. Interaction with people gives insight into how
the comics are actually understood, and what could be made in a different way. Drawing: L.P.
|Ms. Mildred Aiwso of KAPLET (Kamukunji Paralegal
Trust) made the story about violence against women. The husband beats his wife
and she reports it to the Police Chief, who calls a meeting of the elders. At
the meeting the chief speaks against the violence.|
Festus Mwiti of Gay Kenya Trust made this strip about a gay
person who was harassed by a couple. The police intervened and arrested the
couple. The strip is called “Gay rights are human rights”. Being homosexual was
only very recently decriminalised in Kenya,
so this information needs to be spread.
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