PCV’s Brave the Rain on World Malaria Day in Western Region, Ghana

By: Beth Davidson

As lead representative for the Western Region, Sean Blaufuss coordinated volunteers Raven KuyKendall, Maggie Earnest, Alisa Langford, and Gayle Robinson on April 25th in the town of Sefwi-Wiowso.  They had originally planned to use music and a speaker set up to draw a crowd and do large-scale education but because of rain and a last-minute issue, the speakers were not available.  However, not to be deterred, the PCVs braved the rain and made the best of the situation.  For several hours, they walked around the crowded district capital and took advantage of groups huddling under awnings and lorry stops.  For at least the duration of the rainfall, they had a captive and participatory audience and used the tools in the SWAT Buckets (as well as the flip cards from Johns-Hopkins Behavior Change Support program) to do ‘guerilla education,’ as they called it.

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