RESULTS UK has recently relaunched a school assemblies’ programme that will encourage young people to learn more about TB.
In partnership with the UK Coalition to Stop TB and the Stop TB partnership, RESULTS UK will raise awareness of TB among young people as a worldwide problem but, importantly, as one that we can end if we act together. While raising awareness, we’ll also encourage young people to use their voice to call for an end to TB in our lifetime, whether this be through getting in touch with their local MP or writing an article for their local or school paper.
The programme we have devised provides materials for schools to run an assembly, including case studies to help students understand the reality of TB and how it is a significant issue for people their age both at home in the UK and abroad. Recognising the increasing importance of citizenship classes, the programme also includes follow up materials for the classroom that teachers can use to further enhance students understanding of TB and related issues and get them more involved in the democratic process. Inspired by Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, we will be arranging visits to Parliament for groups of students to meet their local MP and share what they’ve learnt about TB.
Earlier this year we held some pilot assemblies in the London area to mark World TB Day on 24th March. These were really successful and we had some really positive feedback for the materials we provided both for the assembly and for follow-up activities for the classroom. In the coming months we hope to build on this success throughout the UK and get as many young people as possible inspired to learn more about TB and take action.
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