With ONE voice we can make Malaria No More
In West Africa, a Griot is a storyteller, a singer, a history keeper and an agent of cultural change. Echoing this tradition, ONE and Malaria No More launched the Malaria Griots Project, a program designed to train passionate volunteers into powerful spokespersons in the fight against malaria.
For the Malaria Griots Project, selected individuals (based on a competitive application process) from all across the country and a wide range of backgrounds participated in a five month online malaria course. The course covered a wide range of topics—from prevention and treatment to financing and history—and included live discussions with leading malaria experts from around the world, access to a wide variety of in-depth content, and training on key advocacy and communications tools.
Malaria Griots are now equipped to serve as educators, spokespeople and advocates in their communities, presenting at local and regional events, speaking to local and regional media and engaging with key groups in the faith, education, business and health communities. The Project was generously supported by Blackboard, Inc. and The MASIE Center.