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FLOW Boosts ZikV Awareness

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Anneka Black (centre), a student of the Ferncourt High School, is surrounded by her classmates, Keshanie Constable andAlexia Hanniford (partly hidden), as they show off the features of her mosquito costume to Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, during the presentation ceremony hosted for the ZIKV Selfie and Jingle competition hosted by the Ministry of Health.
Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, takes a selfie with students from the competing schools in the FLOW-sponsored ZIKV Schools’ Selfie and Jingle Competition.

Telecommunications firm FLOW has partnered with the Ministry of Health in a bid to raise awareness of the threat of the Zika virus.

In addition to facilitating communication through its various platforms, the company also sponsored a school-based Selfie and Jingle Competition which challenged the students' creativity as they learnt about the virus and the preventative measures to be taken in controlling its spread.

On Friday, April 8, the top participating schools were rewarded for their efforts at a presentation ceremony hosted at the Medallion Hall in Kingston. The company presented a smartphone and a tablet to the winning school and teacher, respectively.