DAZED & CONFUSED
"Zinester co-founder Harrison Thane (alongside Tom Grass), who now resides in Kenya, says the students were in complete creative control of the process and admits he's grown tired of the "old fundraising tropes that the NGOs churn out". Explaining, "The kids we work with don't present as victims. They're kids. They have crazy ideas, blend fact with fiction and laugh a lot. Despite all the chaos and the stress their environment puts them under they are confident in it and hopeful about their future."
Besides giving the children the tools to create their own zines, they also taught entrepreneurship and advised on how to most effectively tell their stories. The spreads from their zine, Chocolate City, give a unique glimpse into the realities of the children’s day-to-day lives.
THE ART OF CHANGE
Zinester is a new NGO helping kids and “silent minorities in digital dead spots” a chance to express themselves through the analog artform of zines.