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‘Hole in the wall’ is a project begun by Indian  researcher Sugata Mitra in 1999, to inspire curiosity and working together in children around the world. By putting an internet-connected PC in a hole in a wall in a slum in New Delhi the researchers saw slum kids playing with the computer, exploring websites, learning English – and teaching each other. 13 years of study on the nature of self-organised learning has earned Sugata Mitra the first ever $1,000,000 TED Prize award. Read more on the Pro Bono news website.

This news story  inspired today’s Kneebone cartoon on the Pro Bono website…

Hole in the wall pic

 

 

Here is a cartoon originally drawn during the ‘Show me the change’ conference for community organisations. It has been revived for use with  RMIT University’s Better Evaluation project.

evaluation tool pic

 

The Engagement without Borders event (see an earlier post) was held at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne on the 29th May. The day highlighted the challenges, difficulties – and the successes –  experienced by a wide range of people working with diverse communities. Here is a small glimpse from a cartoonist on the spot…

 

This is a quick sketch to capture some of the spirit of the International Association for Public Participation (Australasia)‘s Engagement without Borders event happening on the 29th May at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

The day is described as an ‘inclusive engagement feast’ – and will include the Afghan tea cycle which I’ve drawn a bit of in my picture.  Any event held at the wonderful Abbotsford Convent is guaranteed to be something special.

 

Esool Gnah is a character that emerged in a group story  in one of Andrew Rixon’s (Babelfishgroup) Fairy Tale Workshops. The story of Esool Gnah can be found in Andrew’s Opening Up: Creative Storying at Work.

Esool was a shepherd who wanted to develop leadership skills among his sheep. Despite working on his own facilitation skills he found it  frustrating work …. you’ll have to read the story but a clue to how Esool Gnah learned – after some reflection – to live happily ever after lies in his name.

Esool Gnah inspired  a number of full page comic strips, here are a couple of his adventures ….

You can’t go too far wrong if you have the word ‘Change’ in a cartoon.

This cartoon was drawn to illustrate Andrew Rixon’s article on ‘communities of practice’ and their  ability to create change in an organisation … and in the real world. To read his article  at Babelfish Group click on the link:

http://www.babelfishgroup.com/blog/?p=420