THRiVE (Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa) with great pleasure invites you to an exciting edutainment dissemination event. This event is a grand finale of three years’ community and public engagement activities showcasing student-led health awareness products such as skits, songs, poems and comic drawings.
Theme: Nurturing Young Generation of Researchers: Investigating Ways of Engaging Secondary School Students with Reseaerch
Date and Time: Friday 15th July, 2022 from 9:00AM to 1:30PM EAT
Students from five schools listed below will present their products:
- Midland High School-Kawempe
- Jovens High School-Entebbe
- Mugezi Secondary School-Entebbe
- Iganga Girls SS
- St. Aloysius Secondary School-Nabbingo.
Under the stewardship of THRiVE PhD and Postdoctoral fellows, students in the different schools were mentored to identify suitable ways of creating community awareness on aspects arising directly from fellows’ research. The engagement between researchers and students was dubbed, ‘Research Enrichment Community and Public Engagement’ and it aimed to bridge the gap between scientists and ordinary publics such as students in order to facilitate research uptake and use.
Going forward, these products will be used as awareness and education tools on various health issues such as Tuberculosis; Asthma; Maternal and Child Health and the Zika Virus.