The NGBS was a nationwide programme in Zimbabwe engaging secondary school pupils in order to raise awareness on genomics technologies and careers in genomics technology. The project sought to inspire high school students to identify local health challenges, and through community engagement, originate research-based solutions.
The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme's School Engagement Programme (SEP) aims at promoting an interest in science and science related careers amoung students as well as promoting mutual understanding between members of the community and researchers.
Project Report: World Mosquito Day Community Festival to raise awareness of mosquito vectors in local communitiesby Leonardo Ortega-López, Mesh Editorial Team
This theatre project aimed to increase awareness of and engagement with complex public health concerns such as mental, environmental and sexual health. Implemented in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, by the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts
The Hip Hop Health project facilitated the collaboration of young people with health researchers in South Africa to frame research questions, undertake investigations in their communities, and then write and perform hip hop music to share their findings
Project Report: Acting for Health: Using the ‘The Science of Acting’ approach to work with marginalised groupsby mesh editorial team
This project report wriiten by the Mesh Editorial team outlines some of the premises of an approach called 'The Science of Acting' and its ability to help foster empathy and understanding through immersive drama exercises. This report is from a project, which took place within a prison setting in the United Kingdom although the method may be of interest to people working to build empathy and understanding within other sectors including the health sector.
Alexander Adadevoh from Lab 13 Ghana demonstrates how creative hands-on activities can be used to stimulate investigation, curiosity, discussion and learning in science.
This article describes and provides the tools to use a card game developed to engage players with the genetics behind malaria susceptibility.
This article introduces an activity designed to introduce people to key concepts in genomics.
Samala Moyo is an interactive exhibition with an outreach component designed to open the Malawi–Liverpool– Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) to the local community and creatively explore crucial topics in medical research. The project was developed from a small International Engagement Award-funded pilot project and subsequently received £188,000.