Visual story-telling to support environmental causes
A three-day grassroots comics workshop on environmental education was held in Lucknow by World Comics India in collaboration with the HCL Foundation from October 12 to 14, 2022. Representatives of partner organisations working in Lucknow and adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh with support from the HCL Foundation participated in the three-day workshop. The workshop was aimed at introducing grassroots comics methodology to the participants so that they get the skills to capture and communicate stories on the environment visually adopting a story-telling approach.
Through visuals, the participants were able to talk about various environmental issues plaguing the planet and the comic stories that came out as a result resonated with the work that the organisations are carrying out in the community. There were stories on industrial pollution, stubble burning, keeping wild animals at home, etc. The comics were also exhibited at the HCL Foundation premises and at a livelihood training centre run by the Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) in collaboration with the HCL Foundation.