Jamisse Ofisse, a
teacher in Nhamatanda Escuela de Profesores por Futuro (a teacher training
college near Beira in Mozambique), has been active with grassroots comics for
some years now. We asked him if he could arrange a comics workshop at his
college, which he agreed to eagerly, and so we sent to the school a small grant to cover the immediate expenses, such as pencils, pens, paper, copying, etc.
|The comics were pasted up on the walls of the college for the critique session.|
|Ms. Alice Elias Madondo showing her wallposter comic.|
workshop was held in August and fifteen EPF students (8 men and 7 women) participated
and produced about fifty wallposter comics. The themes of the comics were cholera
prevention, hiv/aids, malaria control, and education for girls.
|Jamisse told us the students were very positive about their workshop experience and he would be happy to continue to arrange grassroots comics workshops if there would be a partner organisation that could support the EPF, like World Comics Finland did. There would be no shortage of interested participants for comics workshops, Jamisse concludes. Below one of the comics made at the workshop, with a summary of the story: |
A community with malaria. Dona Ana goes to the Health Centre and gets nets to prevent her from mosquito attacks. In the last frame, the author exclaims: Follow the example of Dona Ana! Story and artwork by Ms. Rosete da Graca Titosse.
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