The students at Prep School Route de Tunis in Mateur, Tunisia investigated the important issue of teenagers and smoking in collaboration with Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Together they created an awareness campaign about the problem of smoking, and the students have stated the following in regards to the problem and their project:
“Smoking is a widespread problem in our school, and this is a common age teenagers try their first cigarette in our community. Students chose this topic to convince smokers to stop and warn non-smokers against its dangers. They tried to deliver this message through different ways: a mural, a campaign and an awareness day.”
This student project was created as part of YouthTalk 2016, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US and the Arab World. It is run by the Global Nomads Group, in partnership with Bridges of Understanding.