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Project information

Six Degrees - Raising Awareness of Climate Change

Working alongside communities who have suffered from the effects of climate change in SE Asia, to produce an educational resource in the form of cartoon strips, that a) detail the causes and effects, b) narrate a real story, and c) enables the viewer to understand and react to climate change.

6 months

Charity information: Picture People

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  • Need


    Climate Change is hitting SE Asia hard. Increased typhoon activity as well as droughts are becoming all the more common. The governments of SE Asia have a program that only goes as far as adaptation and mitigation, as opposed to action against rising temperature. Our aim is to involve young people at an early age to better understand the causes and effects of Climate Change, so they can themselves generate a culture of knowledge, volunteerism and activism, debate and dialogue and finally action.


    Through exhibition and printed material, our project will be used in schools, public spaces and tour SE Asia, beginning in the Mekong region. By producing a series of easy to read and engaging cartoon stories, developed through participatory practise and workshops, and in partnership with British Council and local NGOs, we aim to instigate Climate Change education throughout the region, benefitting those who will deal with consequences well into the future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Run a series of participatory workshops with people effected by Climate Change, to proudce cartoons


    » Drama, Photography, story telling, cartoon workshops in communities who have been affected by Climate Change, in order to produce real content
    » Take the edited material into schools, and through participatory methodology, allow students to develop the cartoon narrative as they see it.

    What success will look like

    Success will be shown (as has been already) by having a group of individuals who learn story telling, and drama skills to produce the visual content alongside us.

    Aim 2

    To hold a series of public exhibitions in cities, as well as touring the project through schools


    » In collaboration with the British Council, government, local NGOs and international partners we have made, the content will be displayed as such.

    What success will look like

    Success will be having at least 2 major shows in Saigon and Bangkok

    Aim 3

    To produce a published volume of the stories, to be distributed through schools in the region


    » At the intitial shows, to encourage a private sponsor to fund the publication.

    What success will look like

    Success will be demostrated by a printed cartoon book, numbering in the 10s of 1000s that will be distributed throughout schools in the region

  • Impact


    Primarily to encourage youth to be more aware of the consequences of climate change and how it will effect their lives. By encouraging youth to be more aware, and thus involved in volunteerism, activism and promoting innovation in their future practise, we hope that this project will be one of several that offer this form of environmental education. We don't aim to alter the climate, rather we are providing the tools for others to learn from, and thus make a future difference to their community


    Time and Scientific data. To make sure that we always have plenty of time to complete the participatory workshops to the best of our and the participants' abilities. We have a team of local staff who have excelled previously in this project. Their skills are facilitators and working with young people. Our team is capable of forming a creative group of participants and getting the best out. Scientific data has come from experts in Climate Change, and this forms the base of project narrative


    We have already made 2 projects our of 4. At the end of each project a report was written with visual content included. Throughout the project in the region, we always keep in touch with local offices of our major donor - the British Council and others.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Workshops Holding participatory workshops in at least 3 areas with communities affected by Climate Change
      £1,500 Exhibition prints Holding 3 exhibitions in major capitals in SE Asia
      £2,500 International Travel Costs of international travel for 2 project workers
      £3,000 Subsistence and Per Diems for 3 project staff for 3 months
      £500 admin Accountancy, pre production, bills
      £1,000 Website Interactive website
  • Background


    SE Asia, the Mekong Region - Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia


    The communtiy we work with themselves, and school children and the general public in the region.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Picture People has already begun this project with backing from the British Council. We have made 2 projects in Thailand and Vietnam, and this is a work in progress. Whilst in the field, we met with many NGOs and international organizations (like ADB, AusAid, DFiD, Oxfam, WWF) who agree to collaborate in various ways. In the past we have made 17 projects similar to this, over 6 years. The project is ongoing, and developing into an interesting document that illustrates the human cost of the topic

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nevil Mountford

    Designer of project. Founder of Charity, Photographer. All visual content and visual workshop design comes from him. He also designs the cartoon

    Teerani Sottipinta

    He is the cartoon illustrator and works alongside Panita in the drama workshops..

    Panita Topathomwong

    Drama facilitator, youth worker. She designs the dramatic and participatory led workshops along with a local translator. A BC Climate Champion