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  • Event Date: 25-Aug-2023
  • Updated On: 26-Aug-2023
  • Total Photo(s): 16
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Description: “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings” but today's deadly diseases have a significant negative impact on health, with vector-borne diseases as one such example. St. Columba's Junior School conducted a Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases Awareness Campaign (Dengue, Chikungunya & Malaria) in the months of July and August 2023 by sensitizing the students as well as the staff on how to prevent and control vector-borne diseases, especially during the rainy season. They were shown a video sent by DoE after regular intervals to generate awareness regarding methods of prevention and control of Vector Borne Diseases. The students also performed an interesting Street Play- a ‘Nukkad Natak' during the assembly to sensitize the students on how they can control and prevent the outbreak of Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya during the rainy season at school and home. They also discussed the factors that lead to the breeding of mosquitoes and the potential harm they can cause to human lives. Each and every student was given a Dengue Homework Card, about a list of activities they had to do at home about the prevention and control of Vector Borne Diseases. These cards were thoroughly explained to the students by their respective class teachers. The students filled out the Dengue Homework Card and submitted it back to the class teachers which was signed by class teachers. This activity invited enthusiastic participation by the students where they applied the techniques taught in school to prevent breeding grounds of mosquitoes. To ensure that the school premises are mosquito-free, the display of Do's and Don'ts posters were put up on the Notice Board and other prominent places in the school. The students also engaged in an activity during the Computer Lab sessions in which they had to make a conversation on awareness of prevention and control of waterborne diseases between two students thus helping them to recollect all the prevention and control techniques. Regular checking of school buildings was done in a systematic manner during which coolers, flower pots, water containers, any scrap, stagnant water, and other possible breeding sites were thoroughly checked to ensure no possibility of mosquito breeding. By taking these proactive measures and joint efforts, we contributed to creating a safer and healthier environment for our students, staff, and the entire school community.