Several Communities and schools will take part in the competition for best illustrated Folk Tale for children, with an indirect beneficiary population of several thousands school children. Art teachers will be trained in coaching school children in preparing illustrations for children story books using computers and further and more teachers and assistants will be trained in Digital archiving methods. The cultural players in each country will be able to interconnect with regional actors and establish systems and links to facilitate replication of the programs in other countries. The participating countries will be encouraged to host regional story telling conferences.
Main Activities: Annual competitions for best Folk tales. This will include the Collecting, editing and submitting stories for review and further archiving using Digital Space. For each of the participating countries one or more winning story deemed suitable for children will be selected for illustrating by school children. A manual will be prepared for country-wide school competitions for best illustrations; The winning illustrations will be published into story time for children books. Other activities will include; Focus groups meetings, workshops, conferences and several activities will be organized around Folk Tales to attract visitors to local communities; Community education and mobilisation; Training programs in Story telling skills; annual story telling production.