Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Government funding for grassroots comics workshops in schools

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.

The project has a steering committee with representation of all participating NGOs, and the activities are under constant review and evaluation.

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