Winners of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) “Best Project” Prize

We are proud of our students Jan Nicole Yao; Tendresse Elepo; Mark Mohv; and Ben Klausen who have won the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Témoignage Prize for “best project in Aust-Agder”, and a place in the national finals for AIS.

Every year MSF has a school project where schools compete to spread information to as many people as possible about a forgotten crisis or a forgotten progress in our World. AIS has been a part of this competition as ‘Service as Action’ for three years and have won all three years in a row.

The group spread information about the forgotten progress on the eradication of Kala-Azar. Kala-Azar is the parasitic disease that kills the most people in the world after Malaria but is on its way to become extinct in the high-risk countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

Inspired by the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’, here is some of what the group created in order to spread knowlege:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSSAURE8I-4&feature=youtu.be

“The more people know, the less people die – MSF”.

The jury’s verdict:

– De har hatt tydelige mål for prosjektet, hatt en god plan og vist god gjennomføringsevne.  Informasjonsvideoen var både kreativ og lærerik. De har også kontaktet kjente og aktive personer på Facebook for å få spredd ordet og nå bredt ut. Vi er også veldig imponert over arbeidet alle elevene på skolen har lagt i prosjektet, sier juryformann Trygve Thorson, feltarbeider og humanitærrådgiver i Leger Uten Grenser.