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Comics to help cultural understanding

A comic has been published to promote cultural diversity to kids in Korea.

The book titled “Hello! Global Citizens” aims to teach children about peace, human rights and sustainable development. UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding created the educational comic aimed to help elementary and high school students overcome cultural differences.

Thirteen artists helped bring the different stories to life and 6 Southeast Asian and Korean folktales were depicted for another comic book. The stories from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, and Timor-Leste aim to open kids’ minds to other cultures.

A further three stories including strong messages of global citizenship from Bulgaria, New Zealand and the U.S. have also been published.

“The comic book aims to not only help students understand the importance of international understanding but hopes to establish pride and identity within the multicultural families living in Korea and instill a sense of togetherness as global citizens to the general public as well,” a APCEIU spokesman said.

The comic book is also planned to be translated into English.