Anadolu University's Faculty of Communication Sciences
All children have the need to learn their rights for the sake of their future and most of them aren't even aware of the fact that they have these rights. Our main challenge is to catch them at the point that touches their souls. We plan to meet children between the ages of 7-12 in countrysides by caricaturing these rights.
For the beginning countrysides and villages of Eskişehir, Turkey.
Democracy is not just a system of government or voting.It's about people's having equal rights, respecting each other and caring about all humanity's problems. And this starts with educating children.That's why we try to make Turkish and refugee children aware of their rights with the art of comics.
Showing children living in rural areas and refugee children who were forced to migrate to Turkey their rights in a way that they can easily understand them will enable to develop these rights. Also, these children will be able to uphold their own rights for democracy.
We plan to teach children’s rights to children in their own language. Firstly, we are going to caricaturize them and make use of pictures. We are going to be in contact with teachers from various schools and work with Eskişehir Municipality. We are going to visit schools in the rural areas and hand out these caricaturized pictures to children.
We live in a country where lots of homeless and immigrant children try to survive and are forced to beg or work. Seeing these children are abused like that and not being able to help them has made us ask “What can we do to help all of these children?” to ourselves.
All the children in need are at the center of our Project because durable democracy starts with children. Our aim is to reach as many children as possible, but we plan to start with primary school children.
We’d like to receive comments and advices about how to develop our Project and what could be done in order to reach as many children as possible. We are open to any constructive criticism and eager to improve ourselves.