Meet the Somalis: Shamso's Story
Shamso lives in Leicester, UK with her 5 children. She works hard to support her family. Read about their everyday lives here.
Why Comics? is based at the SOAS, University of London where we are working with the University to humanise academic research to a wide audience. We are delighted to announce Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director of SOAS, Liv Tørres, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Centre, Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director, Human Rights Watch and Lyse Doucet, Chief Foreign Correspondent, BBC as patrons of Why Comics?!
Why Comics? embeds ethnographic comics and animations with a wealth of contextual multimedia devices (such as news articles, maps, videos, infographics and reports) to educate, inspire and engage pupils across a wide demographic.
Why Comics? encourages critical and reflective thinking on vital global themes, whilst encouraging learners to make connections between their own lives and lives of others throughout the world thereby helping tackle racism and intolerance in schools.
“Looking at Merha’s story in class online made it ok for me to talk about my family’s experience, suddenly it’s like the other kids understand me and know where I’m coming from. I’ve felt much more included since then”, Pupil aged 16, State-Secondary College, Birmingham, UK.
Already, over 650 schools in 27 countries (and counting) have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback. Our resources are currently disseminated to over 25,000 teachers worldwide.
Why Comics? is based at the Faber Building, SOAS University of London.