Students benefit from orphanage visit
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