In our pilot project of storytelling for social justice, we teamed up with aid agency Save the Children to create a children’s picture book centered around the Rohingya refugee humanitarian crisis. Set in the backdrop of a refugee camp in Bangladesh, and using activities and themes that are universal for all children around the world - such as playing, learning, sibling bonds and caring for a pet - the intention and goal of the story is to dispel the notion of the ‘other’ and to show that all children have the same needs regardless of where they come from.
This picture book project was commissioned by Save the Children and will be used by the aid organization as a tool to raise international awareness about the Rohingya refugee crisis. It is due to be released in 2019 and a portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to Save the Children’s fundraising efforts for displaced Rohingya children.
If you are an individual or organization wishing to raise awareness for a cause through children’s illustrated storytelling, contact Raya and Inshra at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about collaborations with Guba Publishing.