WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Publish a tale of original sinhala, illustrated, solidario and multilingual. The book will be reproduced in 4 languages: Sinhala (its transcription phonetics), Spanish Valencian and English, in the same book, size 21 x 21, with cover hard and to colour. It includes a glossary, line of the time and video so that you can see how we did . The book will be illustrated by the pupils of the same school in Sri Lanka.
This book is the 4º volume of the PROJECT TREE, that is born to collect oral tales of the world and transform them in books illustrated by children of the same community of origin. Each one of our books has a direct profit on the community through a NGO or local public school.
In this volume we will travel to Kalpitiya, north of Sri Lanka, and will look for our tale between the community sinhala. Katāvaka Is the fictitious name that have given to the book.
The School director, Devika, and the team of volunteers will look for between the community a short oral tale. The tale will be transcribed to English by local person. The illustrator, Empargrafia, will organise several sessions of artwork where the students of the same school will make the illustrations. Once in Spain we will make the translation, setting and impression of the book.
AND THE PROFITS?
The Primary School Arogya Matha of Kalpitiya nowadays has 159 students from the area. The conditions of the classrooms are not good, so they decided to build a new classroom, but with the increase of prices, they had to stop it, so with the purchase of this book, we can help them to finish the new building, and on the other hand are contributing a profit that is not quantifiable in money. The experience of being in the project with something that is own, valorise their own culture, the use of artworks to create development for their community and also, children's artworks, will have direct economic impact on his own school.
In this project collaborates the Margarita Kiteschool. Eusebi And Ruben have been the links with the Arogya Matha Primary School. Some time ago they opened this kitesurf school in Kalpitiya, they are two guys that love the place where they live and what they do, and besides they are engaged with the environmental and social projects of the area, and alzo THIS ONE. Sthuthi!!
We also collaborate with of the NGO Valencian One Day Yes, all engaged with the 2nd Millenium Goal that aims to achieve UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION for all.”.
AUGUST> Travel to Sri Lanka, look for oral tale, make the illustrations, his translation and transcription phonetics.
SEPT-OCT> Translation of texts and correction
NOV- DIC> Layout
Audiovisual> FEBRUARY and calendar of presentations
MARCH> Presentations and sendings