Every year, more than 36 million people die worldwide due to NCDs. The burden continues to rise in low and lower middle-income countries where the poorest are often the most vulnerable. Sadly, the majority of NCD deaths are premature and preventable. While the problem is global, in the Pacific Islands it is more pronounced, with over 70% of deaths caused by NCDs. This has led Pacific Governments to declare an ‘NCD Crisis’ in the region.
Beyond the Stars (BTS) combines interactive storytelling and emerging technology with research, regional health policies and school curriculum to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs). It is an innovative health and education program that addresses the behavioural risk factors associated with NCDs by inspiring children to adopt healthy eating habits, self-educate on subjects around health, nutrition and culture, and consider the impact their actions have on their environment.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||2,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Samoa, Palau, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Tonga|
S1T2 stands for Story 1st. Technology 2nd. We are an internationally recognised award-winning creative technology studio founded on the belief that technology can enrich the way we tell stories. We believe that technology has the power to revolutionise how we tell and experience stories, and that these new kinds of stories will expand our capacity to understand ourselves and the world we live in.