Originally published on May 15, 2011
The Youth Academy (Nuorten Akatemia) of Finland receives funding from the Finnish Foreign Ministry’s development education funds for a grassroots comics project in 2011-2012. The main feature of the project is 225 school visits, during which students, aged 13-19, make grassroots comics about their views on development issues.
This is a joint effort between the Youth Academy, World Comics Finland, and some other NGOs, and it is the second of its kind. In 2009-2010 a very successful pilot project with 130 school visits was realized on the theme of globalisation.