Barbadian Environmental NGO launches Book Series, Videos and App

A Barbadian animation group is lauded by the local arm of a United Nations department for looking to increase awareness via cartoons, videogames and books for primary school aged children.

David Bynoe, National Coordinator from the UNDP, Christ Church, saluted TALENT which stands for Trekvoy Art & Literary Endowment for the Naturally Talented. The group had a soft launch for specially invited guests at the Courtyard Marriott over the weekend.

David Bynoe, National Coordinator from the UNDP, Christ Church, saluted TALENT which stands for Trekvoy Art & Literary Endowment for the Naturally Talented. The group had a soft launch for specially invited guests at the Courtyard Marriott over the weekend.

The global envoy saluted TALENT’s endeavours which were developed by the founder Aisha King during her days spent at Emergency Services in the Cayman Islands in 2003 and finally made flesh in print four years ago with a series focusing on a character called Zana and her adventures set in Barbados.

Debbie McCollin, was the evening's emcee as well as a teacher from Milton Lynch primary on Water Street in Kingsland, from this perspective she declared what a joy it is to have stories with Caribbean themes and local accents to engage children. She also praised the founder Aisha King for developing a series that draws both boys and girls into Zana's little world.

Debbie McCollin, was the evening’s emcee as well as a teacher from Milton Lynch primary on Water Street in Kingsland, from this perspective she declared what a joy it is to have stories with Caribbean themes and local accents to engage children. She also praised the founder Aisha King for developing a series that draws both boys and girls into Zana’s little world.

Zana started in 2012 with “Zana and the Amebians,” then “The Funny Little Mystery at Zana’s Back Door” that cried out against illegal dumping was developed through an EU grant in 2013 with “Zana’s Big Chore” which shows children how to do gardening organically and avoid harsh chemicals.

The books are available for purchase at the Chattel House bookstore in Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall. A videogame for Android will soon be released where children can learn of the problems with Lionfish and videos to accompany the books will be launched on Youtube very shortly.

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