CIU students’ community service through Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation
On September 1st, Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation hosted 7 seven students for community service, this event was which focused on early intervention for children with special needs at Lalas Daycare and Pre-school at Seguku along Entebbe road.
The student who participated were; Amos Magala, Abdul Razaak Walugembe, Flavia Mirembe, Bridget Ntale (BMLS DIII Class); Swaib Kiyembe, Barnabas Mujanama, Abdul hameed Ahmed (BMLS DIV class).
In this activity, direct services of sickle cell education, testing and counselling were extended to 180 people. The community beneficiaries came from villages of Seguku, Nkumba, Lweza, Naziba and Katabi in Wakiso district.
Through Clarke International University’s strategy of problem based learning, students are offered an opportunity to connect lessons learnt in class with real-life situations. This program enables our students to learn more about their personal motivations, practice academic material outside of the classroom context, develop critical thinking skills while solving real-world problems. This program also offers an avenue for students to think about problems and social issues in a new way.
In addition, the students get a better understanding of the value of teamwork, decision-making while developing their leadership abilities and practical skills.
Swaib Kiyembe, “I was excited to get this opportunity to practice my skills as a medical laboratory scientist.”
Bridget Ntale, “Through this service, I have been able to gain an experience that I can add to my CV."
Amos Magala, “I like community service because it enables me to network with other people outside the school environment."