Bangladesh is struggling to cope with a record-breaking outbreak of dengue. As monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Bangladesh from June, the number of larvae increased at that time. lack of attention to dengue infections is one of the main reasons why we are still not recovering from this situation. To aid in combating the dengue virus, the OBHIZATRIK Foundation created a dengue awareness program on 5th June in Rayerbazar school and 11th July in Mirpur school.
The primary objective of this awareness program is to educate the community about Dengue fever do’s and don’ts. This program targeted the school students, the changemakers of future Bangladesh. particularly in areas with a high incidence of Dengue. Primarily students made posters about how to prevent dengue. In a way, they protested in themselves to gather more attention from other students. Various activities like interactive sessions with healthcare professionals and leaders from the OBHIZATRIK Foundation, clean-up campaigns to eliminate mosquito breeding sites, and teaching students to recognize Dengue symptoms. They repeated the work at their home to teach their family. Ultimately that was the purpose of our dengue awareness campaign. They cleaned their area that day. They also discarded the accumulated water and necessary work.
Every student in our school participated willingly to work for their own betterment. They spent almost half a day in school residence so cleaning their surroundings on their own liability stands for good practice as well. It’s not only for now, this learning process is for a lifetime survival. We always try to focus on the good habits of our future leaders.
Students can leverage social media platforms to disseminate information about dengue prevention. They can create informative posts, share videos, and engage with their peers and followers to spread the message. Students also can use art, music, or drama to creatively raise awareness about dengue. Creative projects can be engaging and memorable, making a significant impact on peers and the community.