Tâche d’encre and Cartooning for Peace are pleased to launch the “Cartoons and Citizenship: cartooning for democracy and peaceful elections” programme, funded by the European Union. The project intends to place press cartoons at the heart of an approach to promote freedom of expression and the strengthening of democratic culture while combating exclusionary discourse and disinformation in the Ivorian electoral context.
On 5 and 6 June, four press cartoonists from INSAAC (Institut national des arts et de l’action culturelle), seven press cartoonists from Tâche d’encre (Willy Zekid, Lassane Zohoré, Mendozza y Caramba, Jihel, Atsain, Carlos, Illary Simplice) and 12 teachers will participate in the first training to launch educational workshops with secondary school students in the Abidjan region, before a second training to be held in Yamoussoukro in the coming weeks to sensitize other teachers.
The training allows participants to discover the press cartoon and the educational tools created especially for the project, namely the exhibition and the pedagogical booklet, but above all it is a time for exchange and sharing of good practices between press cartoonists and teachers.
At the end of the training course, the cartoonists and teachers will have defined a pedagogical objective to be used as a basis for the workshops in the partner schools. Workshops with young people will make them aware of freedom of expression, the media and information and citizenship on the one hand and debate with them about their vision of elections and democracy on the other. The fruit of the exchanges will provide the material for the original drawings created for the public awareness campaign for peaceful elections online and offline.