For the purposes of accountability to affected populations, community feedback mechanisms, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian aid, UNICEF has created this illustrated booklet to protect communities, especially women and girls, through information and entertainment education. It is available in english and shona.
The ‘Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown,’ has been launched on the National Literacy Trust’s Website. It is only available online but it is free. Over 100 children’s authors and illustrators have contributed short stories, poems and pictures.
There’s little chance you will forget the home quarantine of 2020. But the details will fade over time — unless you create something that lasts. Kids around the country are doing just that by making their own newspapers. They’ve become reporters, photographers, editors, art directors and even cartoonists. And they are doing what good journalists do: keeping their communities (or maybe just their families) informed and entertained.
PhD student Mr Damien Tomaselli together with some Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) staff members are part of a digital comic called Don’t Panic. An international team to help increasingly exasperated parents to explain to their children why they are in lockdown and how to cope produced the comic, which also presents information about the coronavirus. The comic was composed by a German graphic designer, Mr Bernd Höllen and was built by Tomaselli, a digital narrative specialist. The project is offered in many languages, including English, isiZulu, Afrikaans, German, French, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Armenian, Polish and Portuguese. The CCMS has helped to distribute the comic, securing voluntary translators from across Africa and the world to populate different language versions, with 15 languages now uploaded.