Face to Faith Marks World Malaria Day With Special Series
25 Apr 2016
On April 25, people across the globe take part in activities to mark World Malaria Day.
But for half the world, every day is a fight against this killer disease. Each year, there are over 200 million cases of malaria. It accounts for one fifth of all childhood deaths in Africa. But it is entirely treatable and preventable.
This World Malaria Day, through our Face to Faith programme, we are delighted to offer the opportunity for students from all over the world to participate in a special series of discussions on the topic of malaria. They will consider the case study of another of our projects, Faiths Act, where different communities in Sierra Leone collaborate towards a common goal.
Classes will have the chance to interview people who have taken part in the Faiths Act project, some of whom may have had malaria themselves. Amongst others, guest speakers will include Sheikh Abu Bakarr Conteh, President of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone; Adebanke Adetayo, Faiths Act's Senior Project Manager; and David Quee, one of Faiths Act's Programme Officers, and member of the Mende tribe.
Our team, who are trained in dialogue facilitation, will be on hand to assist. They come from 11 countries, and multiple timezones, from Jakarta to Los Angeles, and offer cross-country discussion in five languages.