Great news! Following a generous donation through the Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship (THMF), Superheroes against Superbugs is recruiting for three new educators, who will help to develop creative tools, methods and approaches to engage school-going children and the public in India about antibiotic resistance.
Superheroes against Superbugs is a volunteer-led project operating across different Indian cities, dedicated to empowering young people with information and educating them about superbugs through their hands-on, creative workshops, to build a healthier future. When we began working with them earlier this year, they were hoping to employ a single, paid member of staff to expand the project and reach more children. However, thanks to THMF’s trustees, they are now in a position to provide three ‘fellows’, who will support their life-changing work.
The THMF, which was set up to honour the life of renowned microbiologist, Terry Hennessey, has traditionally supported the scientific community by providing travel grants to young investigators working in the field of infectious diseases. However, with international travel disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, its trustees opted to support this grassroots project in India, for the time being, instead.