Making learning of Laws fun & interesting for children!

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27th August 2015
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Why are we fundraising?

Lawtoons = law + cartoons! 

Laws affect each and every one of us, and yet a common person thinks that laws are difficult to understand. By making comics on law, we want to show that law is not rocket science! 

Lawtoons is one of its kinds project that illustrates the laws and legal rights and make them easier to understand and fun to learn for children between the age of 10 to 14 years. Through the comic, we are making interesting, intriguing and fun cartoons on different laws and rights, which children and grown-ups will really enjoy reading. This  way, we are making law and rights more accessible.

Graphics and drawings are one of the oldest forms of story-telling known to human civilisation. Drawings and cartoons reach out and communicate much easily and effectively to children. We have partnered with the National Institute of Design for the illustrations and design, and have been consulting children's story-writers and child psychologists for the content of the stories.

The useful information about citizenship, democracy, laws and rights that children learn in their schools through the civics curriculum is often not effectively communicated, and passed off as ‘dull and boring’. This often discourages young minds from understanding the laws and rights better.

A prototype of the comic book has already been created by us and shown to the audience. Revolving around freedom of speech and right to equality, this comics has been loved by children from variety of backgrounds. We have been conducting workshops on laws and rights for children. Image titleWhen we showed these kids the Lawtoons prototype and asked them whether they preferred their textbook or Lawtoons, their answer was a unanimous vote for Lawtoons! Through different colours, relatable characters and stories, we are able to generate interest of these kids in understanding their rights and our legal system. These comics are helping in fostering their curiosity!

We are crowdfunding to make you a part of our journey towards creating a thriving democracy!

The Atlas Network has agreed to match the funds raised on this platform. Your support to Lawtoons will be doubled if you contribute to this campaign! 

What do we plan to do with the funds?

Inspired by the enthusiasm and excitement around the prototype, the project Lawtoons now aims to create and publish a series of these comics and also launch a mobile application of the cartoons. Image title

If we manage to raise the funds, we will be able to create an entire compendium on Rights covering  all 7 Fundamental Rights as per the Indian Constitution! 

Here is the break up of the expense:
Rs. 50,000 : For developing a mobile application
Rs. 100,000 : For creating 2 more volumes of the comic (Right to life and Right against exploitation)

Once the compendium is ready, we hope to make the compendium available for people through online and offline partnerships with NGOs, webportals, schools and other relevant stakeholders!

Our first story on Right to Freedom of Speech & Expression is now available to be read on : www.lawtoons.in! We hope you like it! :)

Some of the legal elements we are already excited to start working on are laws concerning women, the rights of children, equality in our society, laws against exploitation as well as various rights such as the RTI and the Right to Education.  We really look forward to your support in making this happen!

FAQs

Who are we?

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Kanan has a masters in public administration and has graduated from the London School of Economics. She has a a great amount of experience working in the legal space including being a part of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Body in Delhi, working with the World Health Organisation in Geneva, being a visiting scholar at Stanford University and an external consultant to McKinsey & Company.

Image titleHer sister, Kelly, graduated from Gujarat National Law University before going to Oxford University to do her Master and MPhil in Legal Philosophy.  She went on to teach at Oxford University and has also worked on research projects with the World Bank and Harvard School of Public Health.

They have both founded the organization Research Foundation for Governance in India (RFGI) five years back, dedicatedly working on legal reforms in the country. Their incredible journey has given them a great understanding of the Indian legal system.

What started as a humble initiative to reflect the legal system became a voluntary movement on legal reforms in the country.

Why should you believe in us?

We feel that children should grow up embracing laws and feeling empowered rather than overwhelmed by the legal system. This is what will enable a fundamental change in our mindset, paving the way for many positive changes in our country affecting all of us! It is important for us that we continuously involve you in our journey and we are hoping that you will support us in making this dream a reality! 







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Rs.217,499
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Supporters (4)

Manu
Manu donated $79.36

I love Lawtoons. I hope this promising effort goes far.

A
Anonymous donated $2,500
VP
Vishrut donated Rs.5,000

Good Luck ...