Workshop on child safety issues held in Visakhapatnam
From giving right strokes and learning basics in drawing, as many as 50 children of age group 6-16 created cartoons on different social issues.
Visakhapatnam: From giving right strokes and learning basics in drawing, as many as 50 children of age group 6-16 created cartoons on different social issues.
A one-day workshop to create awareness among children on 'Child safety issues' through cartoons was held here on Wednesday at Visakhapatnam Public Library.
The NGOs Dharani Social Welfare Society, Power, Milestone and Visakha Forum for Child Rights (VFCR) organised the workshop.
The objective of the workshop was to expose children to cartoon drawing and to bring awareness on child safety and hygiene issues in the process.
Speaking about the workshop, B Hari Venkata Ramana, national award winning cartoonist and secretary of VFCR, said, "Through the process of teaching them cartoon drawing we have also ensured that they understand few child issues. For example, we illustrated the differences of safe and unsafe touch through few cartoons."
Parents, especially mothers made their way to the workshop accompanying their wards. K Sailaja, mother of a 15 year-old participant, said, "I thank the forum for organising this workshop. I am excited that my daughter can draw message-based cartoons from now onwards."