Why Comics? provides innovative educational resources, embedded with multimedia (such as maps, news articles and videos). Each resource is accompanied by national-curriculum lesson plans for various subjects.

September 19th, 2017

Read Habib's story here!

Dear Habib shares the true story of a young, unaccompanied migrant called Habib.

September 19th, 2017

Have you checked out our resources for 7-18-year olds?

We have over 100 lesson plans for Key Stage 2-5 for multiple subjects (designed with 7-18-year olds and their teachers). Have a browse here.  

September 19th, 2017

Check out our latest comic & animation: 'Aissata's Story'

Aissata's Story, the true story of a community renouncing Female Genital Cutting (FGC).

September 19th, 2017

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Why Comics? News


We are very grateful to The Maiden Factor team who go out of their way to help workplaces of primarily young women. They managed to find enough work laptops to supply our ENTIRE WhyComics? team!! These will be of use outside of the office, as well, as some of our team head to Nairobi this week! If you don't know The Maiden Factor's story, check out their Facebook page!


Just some of the amazing work that the students of London Academy created as part of our WhyComics? workshop! Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/London-Academy-848919811896995/ Website: www.londonacademy.org.uk


This week WhyComics? is featuring Zein's story, for students 7 years and up! For Zein's story, click here: http://whycomics.org/zein Despite North London being the one he has known, Zein describes the day-to-day discrimination he faced as early as ten years old. Student can begin to think of the discrimination that exists around them, and how its persistence can provide debilitating for children and adolescents in their daily routines. For younger students, issues of speaking a different language at home from the one used at school could be discussed as was the case for Zein. #london #somali #diaspora #discrimination #racism #comic #illustration #mogadishu #stopandsearch #police #northlondon


Our Education Programme Manager​, Emma,​ had a great Skype with a Human Rights Class​ (aged 14/15)​ at Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia! The students asked some fantastic insightful questions​. Get in touch if you'd like your class to be involved too!


WhyComics? is featuring Abike's story. When Abike's children were taken from her by their fathers' family in Nigeria, she was promised financial opportunity abroad in the UK, which could give her the financial freedom to get them back. While she did manage to escape an abusive and traumatizing sitation while in the UK and be reunited with her children, the price she paid will "haunt [her] forever." Take a look at her full story, here: http://whycomics.org/abike *This is set for students 14+, however, the graphic nature of the sexual violence central to experience in the UK is most appropriate for more mature eyes* #migrant #family #comic #illustration #children #abuse


Shamso's Story - A Somali mum living in Leicester is part of a series of comics called Meet the Somalis. Read more comics from the series at http://whycomics.org/shamso-meet-the-somalis


Its #WorldMentalHealthDay 2017!


Its #WorldTeachersDay 2017! Check out our #teaching resources @ whycomics.org

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