Health

Solidarity in Action project partners help to address complex health issues, and to encourage community members to make health a priority. Solidarity in Action supports project partners by offering preventative health solutions, promotions, and campaigns.

Previous placement positions:

  • Program designer – Meaningful Physical Education (Solidaritas Peru)
  • Program evaluator – Meaningful Physical Education (Solidaritas Peru)
  • Health promotion campaign designer – Hands for Hygiene (Colegio Tupac Amaru II)

2014 PLACEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTH PROMOTION CAMPAIGN DESIGNER Tupac Amaru II (Club de Salud Project)

Tupac Amaru II school, a high school located in Chorrillos, indicated that they were concerned about their students’ level of hygiene awareness. In an attempt to increase the students’ awareness, Solidarity in Action led a hygiene campaign. As campaign designers, participants led class presentations, which demonstrated the importance of hand washing. Participants conducted research on effective hand-washing strategies, and developed a campaign that allowed the school children to be active participants within the program. Following the campaign, Solidarity in Action and the school developed a student-run health club, Club de Salud. Solidarity in Action participants led activities to reinforce health, hygiene and to teach leadership skills. The students continue to meet on a weekly basis, and in December the Tupac Amaru II students led classroom demonstrations on dental hygiene for their peers.

PROGRAM DESIGNER & PROGRAM EVALUATOR – Solidaritas Peru

Solidaritas Peru is a Peruvian NGO (non-government organization). As program designers, eleven Solidarity in Action volunteers from Western University assisted members of Solidaritas Peru to develop and run a physical education workshop for elementary students. The volunteers conducted the workshop for three schools and more than 200 students. In addition, the students provided a workshop rationale, and list of activities that could be used within the program. The students also developed a program curriculum that could be utilized for future use. Participants were given the unique opportunity to develop a program and to utilize curriculum design skills and assessment skills.

The project placements for the 2015 programs will be finalized at a later date.