The project Building resilience to COVID-19 disinformation through health and media education among youth intervenes as a consistent and sustainable literacy program on health education in the margins of the ongoing anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
By this initiative, we aim to combat the abundant inflow of conspiracies, fake news and beliefs related to vaccines, as well as reduce the role of local disseminators of fake news. In addition to that, the project activities are designed to determine people to be more responsible on how to protect themselves against COVID-19 and to inform them on the benefits and action of vaccines.
The initiative targets communities from across the country by engaging school teachers, local NGOs and students in understanding and promoting education on public health and media hygiene in schools and in the wider community.
Through an interactive handbook designed by experts in communication and public health, training sessions for teachers and a dynamic Q&A session for high-school students with health experts and journalists, we aim to secure a knowledge transfer to teachers and students in remote communities that can be consequently furthered to their peers and younger generations. The project envisages an essay competition and a media campaign that will spotlight the importance of health and media education as a guarantee for a unitary and responsible community in crisis times.
The project Supporting Local Superheroes: Giving voice to active young people is implemented by the Moldovan Branch of the Romanian Centre for European Policies and is financed by the US Embassy in the Republic of Moldova.