The students at Jaber bin Hayyan School in Mafraq, Jordan investigated the important issue of preventing tobacco use among students and young adults in collaboration with the Humanities School in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Together they created an awareness and action campaign about the dangers and effects of smoking, and the students have stated the following in regards to the issue and their project:
“It is time for the world to face up to the fact that preventing as many children and youth as possible from starting to smoke cigarettes is feasible and worthwhile, both economically and in terms of improved health of the population. The school setting is a key system to impact youth tobacco use."
This student project was created as part of Campfire 2016, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US, Jordan, and Pakistan. Campfire is run by Global Nomads Group. Campfire is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners The Bezos Family Foundation, an award from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative with support from the U.S. Department of State and the Bezos Family Foundation, and additional support from PhotoWings, the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and the Yahoo Employee Foundation.