Intel initiatives like technology supported Project Based Learning, under the Intel Teach Program in Tamil Nadu, has brought about a silent revolution in community health in Mannargudi taluk of Tiruvarur district.
A group of students of Panchayat Union Middle School from Needamangalam block of the taluk have successfully launched a community campaign on ill-effects of mosquito coils. With the aid of technology, they conducted awareness programmes for their community members by giving presentations and distributing flyers and brochures.
It all started when a cousin of one of the students fell seriously sick. Suffering from consistent cough, convulsions and a splitting headache, Somu's face was a picture of agony and pain. Perplexed by their son's distress, the parents ran from pillar to post wondering what had happened. Was it dengue or the pollution? They approached various doctors,