“By learning you will teach and by teaching you will understand” is a famous Latin proverb which basically underlines the importance of Community Engagement Programs that are a part of a student’s learning journey.
The month of May every year is observed as World Digestive Health Day. Understanding the importance of Digestive health in general well-being, the students of the BSN 2021 cohort adopted this health day to create awareness regarding ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ (IBS).
The students visited ‘Acero Building Systems’ in Dubai, in order to educate the employees of the organization.
A whooping 100 plus employees gathered in the open space of the 1st floor foyer.
The students had planned various activities to educate the staff of the organization in a fun & interactive way, which included a station where participants shared what they had for breakfast, posters on facts and figures including latest statistics of IBS in UAE, Role play regarding the signs and symptoms, pin the organ game, Tic-tac-toe to identify gut positive food and gut negative food, live food display both good and not-so-healthy.
The students and employees interacted and the audience were kept engaged and educated in an easy & conducive environment. The open participation of the employees was a great motivation for the students, who excelled themselves. The best loved segment was the exercise segment, where the audience participated wholeheartedly.
At the end of the event, the students encouraged the audience to come forward to check their height and weight, so that their BMI could be calculated and necessary health education and guidance were given. This activity was met with a lot of enthusiasm. Staff enquired about diet, what food they could have and what needs to be avoided. Feedback was collected from employees regarding the performance of students. Below is a snapshot of the comments from the employees of the company.