'In Control' Theatre - addressing attitudes about asthma in Africa
Young people with asthma can feel stigmatised or misunderstood. We therefore developed this play together with a UK young people's theatre (Tramshed) and local theatre groups in six African countries. The play is about a teenage girl with asthma, who struggles with attitudes and prejudices people have of her condition. The play is followed by a post-performance workshop during which the main character stays in role.
CAPPA personal air pollution monitoring
Children in six African countries took part in a monitoring campaign, measuring their personal air pollution exposure throughout several days. The children carried a backpack, designed by Dyson, containing devices that collect particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and GPS location. The participants also filled in a short survey about their exposure, a daily diary about where they went, and measured their peak flow (air flowing from lungs) twice daily.