"Let’s Talk Hepatitis"
Under the overall ambit of the empathy campaign, ILBS is undertaking an initiative focused on generating dialogue on viral hepatitis in schools, their students and families of these students. This initiative, namely, "LET’S TALK HEPATITIS", we aim to reach out to students of 8th to 12th class by means of an inter-school symposium competition on Viral Hepatitis. In the first year of the project this initiative would cover, 4 metropolitan cities of India (Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad), and would be scaled up, in a phased manner, based on initial results.
Under this initiative, we plan to have a multi-tier oration/symposium competition for school students, wherein the students, with support from their parents and teachers, make an oration related to viral Hepatitis B & C on the topic of their choice. The best outstanding speakers would be presented with 'attractive prizes including cash rewards, apart from national recognition, with the best orations being live casted on the mass media and community at large benefitting from their insights. This multitier competition would initially be open for schools of four metros, and subsequently scaled-up in phased manner.
Various themes would be given to the schools well in advance for necessary preparations along with assessment criteria for the orations. Top 4 participants from each of the cities would be invited with an all-expense paid trips to Delhi to our institute to appear final round of oration contest. The top 5 students in the contest would be facilitated and given a cash award by prominent public figures with significant media coverage at the city and national level. The best orations under the project would be used for awareness generation, and would be posted on the project website, you tube and prominent social media platforms.
We aim to create a continuous dialogue on hepatitis B & C amongst school teachers, students and their parents and eventually society at large, will have a knowledge update through this awareness drive and student speeches.