We are pleased that ‘The Science of Care' series, both the videos and science sheets, are now available in Kiswahili (Swahili).
A team of digital researchers from the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences translated the science sheets and incorporated them into a new digital health app, the HuruApp, in June earlier this year.
Since then, the team has also distributed 'Listen First' posters in Kiswahili to 30 secondary schools in Tanga City and Muheza. They put the posters up in classrooms and common areas and briefed the teachers and students about the campaign's key messages. The videos will also be shared on the HuruApp website later this year.
The initiative stems from a partnership with Associazione 'Casa Rosetta' Italy, a UNODC-implementing partner that has carried out a two-year project on drug use prevention and treatment in Tanzania, with the collaboration of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan.
Kiswahili (Swahili) is the native language in Tanzania and Kenya, amongst other countries, and is “among the 10 most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 200 million speakers,” according to UNESCO.
UNODC is looking forward to making the materials available to this large community. Please get in touch if you are interested in using 'Listen First' in Kiswahili!
Access the Kiswahili materials here.
Made possible with the generous support of France.