Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Mongolia: Comics in Awareness Raising

Wallposter comic proudly shown by Mongolian kids

Cal Brackin works as a Community and Youth Development (CYD) Peace Corps Volunteer in Choir in Mongolia. Right now he is training the most recent arrivals of Peace Corps CYD volunteers and will promote grassroots comics being used at schools and health departments throughout Mongolia.

Cal was recently involved in organizing an anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco week and the comic below was created during the week. It is easy to understand: after getting drunk in a bar, a man falls off his horse and dies.

Cal, a comics artist himself, has promised to continue using comics in his work both in the secondary school where he teaches as well as in different projects involving raising environmental awareness, gender equality, and trafficking in persons. He will also translate some of our training materials into Mongolian language to be included in our website. We look very much forward to that and further news from Mongolia!

The Comics Power wall in the school. Many points of views.

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