World Comics Network - Pakistan a group who love peace and comics. Yes Comics! You must be thinking what is the connection between peace and comics? The bond between two is the grassroots approach introduced by World Comics to Pakistan. A numbers of activists, students, teachers and artists have already tried this tool called Grassroots Comics in Pakistan and journey is on...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Catching the stories in fishermen's village

World Comics and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF - Pakistan) organized a 3 day Comics workshop from 19-21 May 2009 at Wetland Centre, Karachi. The workshop was conducted by Nida Shams, representing World Comics in Pakistan.

Participants were from various walks of life like students, teachers and community mobilizers of Kakapeer community schools (Kakapeer is a fishermen village located at Sandspit beach in Karachi). These nineteen participants came up with wonderful stories on their day-to-day life problems like water, electricity, bomb blasts and strikes. Most of the children made comics on their real life stories. Teachers took keen interest in the training and found this tool useful for teaching purposes. Now children are planning to train their friends in summer vacations!

1 comment:

  1. Well, this is really wonderful to know. Well done Nida and all! keep it up. can i be taught how to illustrate and draw sketches? I am really interested but it seems its already too late. actually, we can very well highlight environmental and social issues through these. anyway, well done and congrats.

    Karim Gabol,