Stu­dents ben­e­fit from or­phan­age visit

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed -

PHAR­MACY stu­dents of Lin­coln Uni­ver­sity Col­lege ben­e­fited just as much as the chil­dren at Rumah Amal Ca­haya Tengku Am­puan Rahimah (RACTAR), whom they vis­ited re­cently. Ac­com­pa­nied by their lec­tur­ers, some 40 stu­dents man­aged to bring a smile to each of the chil­dren at the or­phan­age based in Subang Jaya.

Student or­gan­iser Anis Sofia Muhd Shukri said the com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­gramme has given them the op­por­tu­nity to im­prove their soft skills.

“It has helped us to de­velop our com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, es­pe­cially to the younger chil­dren, about their health,” she said.

Dur­ing the visit, stu­dents put to­gether a pro­gramme themed Healthy Life­style — Love Your­self, where they in­ter­acted with 30 or­phans, aged be­tween three and 17.

They helped to raise the aware­ness of healthre­lated is­sues to en­hance the chil­dren’s self­hy­giene and en­cour­age them to lead a whole­some life­style.

“The chil­dren were also exposed to an ed­u­ca­tional talk, quizzes and games that worked some­what like an ex­plo­race,” said Nik Afiah Hafizah Tuan Suhaimi, a student joint-or­gan­iser.

Dur­ing the health talk, Lin­coln stu­dents in­tro­duced on the food pyra­mid and the im­por­tance of hav­ing a bal­anced diet to keep one­self healthy and fit.

“Sugar, salt and fat con­trib­ute to our health prob­lems. We also taught the chil­dren how to mea­sure their food in­take based on calo­ries,” added Nik Afiah.

To help the chil­dren un­der­stand what was be­ing taught, games and quizzes were also car­ried out, such as through re­ar­rang­ing the dif­fer­ent classes of food in the food pyra­mid and identifying

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