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Public transport to become a mime-field, for a good cause

Steph Carter and Jasmine Mikschi at Indooroopilly train station. Source: Quest NewspapersVISION Generation know all too well that actions speak louder than words, which is why they’re enlisting more than 100 mime artists for their latest awareness campaign.

On Tuesday, public transport across Brisbane will feature mimes, as the World Vision youth organisation launches a new awareness campaign.

Operations manager Steph Carter said: “The mime is a silent protest to raise awareness and it’s a non-invasive and effective campaigning tool.”

“It’s creative, it’s different and it grabs the attention of the general public and can be more effective than asking people for money.

“We can’t wait to hit the streets of Brisbane and fill the public transport networks with mimes.”

She said the health of children and mothers in third world countries was a current focus.

“Millions of children and mothers die from preventable causes in developing countries,” she said.

The 21-year-old from Kenmore first became involved in the social change movement in Year 10 while participating in the 40 Hour Famine in high school.

This article is also available on Quest at http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/west/public-transport-to-become-a-mime-field-for-a-good-cause/story-fn8m0u4y-1226084970818

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