The Special Education Centre of Vieux-Fort, teachers and parents had their knowledge broaden on various health issues at a seminar organized by the International American University – College of Medicine (IAUCOM).
The objective of the seminar was to educate care takers of the students with special needs on certain health issues which impact the health and living.
The seminar which created quite a family atmosphere included fun activities for children and a health clinic for the public. The students of the center were in high spirits as they participated in games organized by medical students. They were very excited and vocal during the entire session.
During the event the Dean of basic Science Dr. Jayant Mohite presented a cheque of USD 350.00 to the principal of Special Education Centre on behalf of Doctors in Training, a U.S based organization comprising of medical doctors.
Upon receiving the cheque, principal of the Special Education Centre of Vieux-Fort Palma Phillip Joseph thanked IAU for its generosity, noting that the money will be well spent. She described IAU as “a special friend’ of the school. “The money will assist us in providing meals for the students,” she said. Mrs Joseph thanked the school for organizing the event and remarked that she was impressed by the professionalism of the medical students.
Some of the topics covered during the session were Diet and Exercise, Hypotension, Nutrition and the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease. Students presentations on the topics generated great deal of interest and discussion.
The seminar also gave the teachers and parents an opportunity to ask questions on health issues which is of concern to them. The seminar of Diet Intake generated much discussion. More info at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3KxzDelpjs