Follow-on Funding: Tackling AMR in Schools (Nepal)

Project Summary

This project aimed to apply the participatory methodology from the CARAN project to a new audience, children aged 12-15 in Nepal. During CARAN, young people in Nepal emerged as key actors within health seeking behaviours including the purchasing of non-prescription antimicrobials.

Additionally, the original CARAN stakeholders were very keen to see participatory approaches to AMR be developed into educational tools to allow young people to learn about AMR and become change-makers in their communities.

This new project involved community co-production of educational resources based upon existing community engagement methodology. The project was heavily impacted by COVID-19 but did engage online through Zoom to run focus groups and discussion sessions.

We worked with original CARAN participants, teachers and students from schools within the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal to co-create a suite of educational resources to be used in class rooms.

Resources are available in English and Nepali but we are interested in hearing from organisations who would like to work together to translate and contextually modify the resources for other settings. Please contact Jess if you are interested.

 

Who we are

This project is led by Dr Jessica Mitchell who has a background in education for climate change and sustainability. Professor Paul Cooke, PI of the original CARAN project is acting as Dr Mitchell’s mentor on this project.

 

Our Nepali team is based within HERD International and includes Dr Sushil Baral, Abriti Arjyal, Ashim Shrestha, and Shraddah Manandhar.