On 17th October 2020, a group of third year students of BHSc Pharmacy programme from the University of Brunei Darussalam conducted activities for the Year 5 students of St. George's School. "Raising awareness of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus" is a community project organized as part of the "Pharmacy Professional Development and Our Community" module. The community project aims to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among the students.
Present at the event were the Principal of St. George's School Mr. Janidi Jingan, Deputy Principal Mr NM Mubarak, Head of Primary Section Madam Alice Ting, teachers of St. George's School and Year 5 students. The event began with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by an introduction of the speakers and the programme for the afternoon.
The cohort of UBD students began the programme by allowing our students to warm up with a very relevant and enjoyable activity of dancing to TikTok favourites. Once done, the third year students gave a brief, yet enriching and informative presentation on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, its symptoms, complications, risk factors and prevention.
Educational activities were conducted, which the Year 5 students enjoyed participating in as they were made to do quizzes and crossword puzzles against the clock. Arranging a "healthy plate" of food was also included in the activities.
The event ended with a group photo with Mr Janidi Jingan, Mr NM Mubarak, Mdm Alice Ting, Dr Sheba David, the Year 3 Pharmacy students, UBD student volunteers and the Year 5 students of St. George's School.
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