You can use these projects to enter the Youth Grand Challenges competition. This resource includes three project ideas on the theme of sanitation, hygiene and infectious diseases. This resource has been produced by Practical Action, in partnership with the CREST Awards scheme.
‘The Sanitation Divide’ is a research project: Students are challenged to think about how many people in the world don’t have access to a toilet, and to investigate worldwide provision of private, community and public toilets.
‘Extraordinary Extractions’ is a practical project: Students consider how some plant medicines can have powerful effects, investigating different methods for extracting the purest form of the essential chemicals from a variety of plants and testing their antibacterial properties.
‘Sanitation for All’ is a communication project: Students think about how government officials in developing countries could be persuaded to invest in infrastructure needed to develop an organised sanitation system, and how to mobilise support from local residents.
In this project you will investigate the ingredients of lipsticks. You will work out why lipsticks are certain colours, and work out how to change the consistency of lipstick…
Despite the high rate of growth in rainforests the soil in these forests is poor in nutrients.
The aim of this project is to design a menu for somebody with a nutritional disorder