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MOBILISATION OF GHANAIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ON THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) and CHOLERA.

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1 MOBILISATION OF GHANAIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ON THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) and CHOLERA

2 Objectives and rationale Numbers and statistics Building blocks for Social Mobilisation Expected learning outcomes Hooks and tone of the event Teaching and learning materials Institutional Mobilisation and Implementers Calendar of activities CONTENT

3 Objectives: Raise awareness about EVD and Cholera Reiterate the benefits of Hand washing and practicing the behaviour Promote the Eboline Rationale: Large cohort of young people are in schools Students as agents of change School infrastructure and system represents a good ground for Social Mobilisation OBJECTIVES & RATIONALE

4 750,706 STUDENTS 37,218 TEACHERS 840 SCHOOLS NUMBERS & STATISTICS

5 NUMBER OF SHS SCHOOLS: 840 NUMBER OF SHS STUDENTS: 750, ,961 73,016 79, ,160 70,972 67,740 35,273 22,037 70,271 54,596

6 NUMBER OF SHS SCHOOLS Combined Public Private ENROLLMENT IN SHS SCHOOL 750, ,388 66,318 Combined Public Private NUMBER OF TEACHERS IN SHS 38,636 34,337 4,299 Combined Public Private

7 2-prong approach In Public schools Event organized from School-to- school In private schools Use of the National week…

8 Format of the event Half-a-day only In plenary and in smaller groups (not classrooms) Implemented by NGOS Teachers responsible for school health to be involved

9 Tone of the Half-a-day event Informative, not alarmist! Participative Recreational

10 Hooks to generate interest Azonto Choreography of the messages of the campaign performed by learners as part as an energizer Song performed by well-known Ghanaian artists Song encapsulating messages performed by Sarkodie, Efia, Guru, Manifest, EL Outstanding learning materials Display in the school and give away to students

11 Building Blocks for Soc. Mob. In SHS MOTIVATIONAL SESSION Introduction and playing the song on loudspeakers KNOWLEDGE SESSION Presentation 1 What EVD/Cholera are? How EVD/Cholera are transmitted? How do I protect myself against EVD/Cholera? Presentation 2 When should someone seek for medical care? Contact tracing Stigma and prejudice How to construct a tippy-tap Promote the Eboline SKILLS BUILDING SESSION Hand washing demonstration and practicing Create group of champions for regular follow-up and feedback FUN & RECREATIONAL: Dancing and singing!

12 Sequence of the event Before the event Schools have played the song during the morning assembly for a period of one week preceding the event Posters are displayed in classrooms Teachers have been assigned to collect telephone numbers of Students and teachers, using a smart phone app The event – 07.35:Playing the song on loudspeakers – 07.45: School Headmaster introduces the topic and facilitators from the NGO – 08.30: Presentation projected on screen – 09.30: Hand washing demonstration and practicing in groups using Veronica buckets; Students received a colorful rubber band bracelet promoting the number of the hotline; some groups construct Tippy taps with assistance of PE and /or science teachers – 10.00:Singing and dancing

13 What are the teaching and learnings materials ? For Students In the school premises: 1) poster featuring the lyrics of the song; showing the choreography of the Azonto dance; depicting the singers and promoting the number of the Eboline 2) Large format wall comic strip Give away: 3) Rubber band bracelet promoting the number of the hotline For Teachers to follow up Fact sheet about EVD/Cholera emphasizing key preventive message Key rings? For Mobilisers PowerPoint Presentation T-Shirt and cap Banner

14 What are the learning outcomes of the one-day event ? Knowledge Students understand what EVD and Cholera are Students understand transmission patterns of EVD and Cholera Students understand how EVD and Cholera are preventable Students know that the hotline is a major source of information Students understand that washing hands with soap and water is a major protective measure against EDV, Cholera and other diseases Skills Students know how to correctly wash hands with soap and water Students know what to in a situation of EVD or cholera outbreaks Students know how to make a water dispenser with recycled water bottles Access to services Students know where to go if they have the symptoms of EVD or Cholera Others Students had fun and are happy with the event and the materials they have received

15 Special Schools For visually impaired students Document printed in Braille Use of the Talking Book to be explored Song & dance For intellectually disabled students Use of flipchart/visuals Song & dance For hearing impaired students Song & dance PowerPoint presented in sign language

16 Institutional Mobilisation Director General of Education Regional Directors of Education Senior High School Department (SHS) School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Special Education Division Ghana Association of Private Schools School Headmasters

17 Implementers ? ? ?

18 Logistics & preparedness NGO Window of days to cover 840 schools 16 schools to be covered every day meaning 4 school per NGO and per day NGO to conduct a pre-visit before the event NGO to monitor students and teacher telephone numbers collection

19 Logistics & preparedness Schools Working loudspeakers and sound system Projector & screen Electricity / mobile generator 10 Veronica buckets per school 1 bar of soap per veronica bucket Transportation of veronica bucket

20 Estimation of number of days required PUBLIC SCHOOLS - SCHOOL-TO-SCHOOL APPROACH OrganizationsRegions # of public schools to cover Hypothesis of 4 schools per day Hypothesis of 5 schools per day Hypothesis of 6 schools per day Ghana Red Cross Society Upper East, Western, Central Christian Council of Ghana Ashanti, Northern World Education Eastern, Greater Accra TBD Upper West, Brong Ahafo, Volta

21 Estimation of number of days required

22 What is the calendar? ACTIVITIES Jan.15Feb.15Mar.15Apr Development of song, choreography, PowerPoint and printed materials 2 Orientation for Mobilisers (1 day) 3 Pre-visit of the schools by NGOs 4 Rehearsal in a school 5 Roll out in schools

23 What are the next steps? Planning meeting with NGOs Preparation of training for mobilisers Logistics and planning Institutional mobilisation: i.e. Circular send to Regional and district Offices

24 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

25 For more information, please contact: Fabrice Laurentin Communication for Development Specialist UNICEF Ghana United Nations Children’s Fund 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments P.O. Box AN 5051, Accra Tel:


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