Jeevan Shakti Mela - Funfair for lifeforce


  • University College London

Project summary

Type 2 diabetes is increasing in prevalence, particularly in low-income countries, but it is often not well understood among marginalised populations. 

We will work in the rural plains of Nepal to enable Maithil women artists from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC) to engage with communities about diabetes using research, drama and a funfair. JWDC artists and researchers will plan discussions with community members, people with diabetes, health workers and pharmacists about their knowledge about diabetes and its effects, and we will produce traditional Maithil paintings, props, interactive displays and games for a funfair. 

We hope to increase knowledge, understanding and motivation to prevent diabetes among JWDC artists and community members.