A Global Health Education Initiative
My name is Bartosz Skiba and I am currently a graduating senior at the Middlesex County Academy SMET in Edison, New Jersey. From a very young age I knew that I had a passion for helping others. Over the many years I have realized that the best outlet for my passion would be through medicine.
Over the years I have wanted to organize an entity greater than myself in scope. I wanted to do something now rather than waiting until I graduated with a proper medical education. Through this, Inter-Health-Pathways was born. Inter-Health-Pathways is an international education initiative that centers around educating the youth about health and medicine through interactive games and puzzles.
The organization's inaugural clinics will take place in Poland. Being deeply connected to Poland through relatives, culture, and nationality, I wanted to start off the organization there and give back to my home town.
Witoszyn, Poland 2016 & 2017
To Be Determined
Relaying this type of information to kids requires a proper program. The clinics will have the information presented using a multi-media based presentation. Every child and helping adult will be able to participate in the multitude of games and interactive activities that the presentation will offer. The summer 2018 program will be based upon reaching diagnosis provided certain diseases. The students will be immersed and asked to communicate in english in order to diagnose the illness they were provided with. Through a game format, the student will become physicians searching for symptoms to their diseases card.
This year's program will entail an additional component that focuses on introducing students to what the subject of genetics concerns and culminate with the extraction of strawberry DNA through a hands on lab. The lab component will give the students a breath of fresh air in terms of the english/health science instruction. This additional component will add some physicality to the program experience.