A student draws the female anopheles mosquito. This photo was taken at a Malaria 101 education day training at my school.
We held an education-through-the-arts style program as the best medium to reach the 550+ students. 17 students were chosen to be Student Health Ambassadors for the program. The students attended a half-day training program which included a Malaria 101 lesson, interactive Malaria-themed games and the creation of various artworks to be displayed throughout the school.
The student body enjoyed three skits performed by the Student Health Ambassadors for the evening portion of the program. Throughout the night, students answered questions related to the disease. The event concluded with a viewing of the Malaria-themed film: Chumo.
The students were empowered with skills and knowledge to affect positive change. They were motivated to take ownership over an issue that is affecting their community.