This year, due to the pandemic, we couldn’t host our annual DRASA’s Got Talent Youth Competition in celebration of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) which held from 18 – 24 November 2020. But we still wanted to do something to engage students.
So we partnered with World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria and Ducit Blue Foundation to host a Poster Competition for students.
Our goal was to create a forum for secondary school students to be educated on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance, express their creativity and become young antimicrobial resistance (AMR) ambassadors.
What did the students do?
Their task was to work independently to develop a poster explaining “What AMR Means To Me” and how to prevent it. Also, all the students recorded a one minute video explaining their posters.
We had 2 students from each school participate, but we could only choose 10 winners. It was a hard task!
You can see the 10 winning students with their posters and videos here:
Overall, the competition was a success.
The students enjoyed the process of developing and presenting their posters and they were able to effectively and creatively share their understanding of AMR and how to prevent it.
Cheers until next year’s competition!