Nursing students conducts Health and Environment Community Outreach Program
Philippines- February 2010
Recognizing the need of the community to preserve the environment and to promote healthy living, the fourth year section-4M nursing students of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) in Las Pińas City organized a community outreach program for the residence of NHA Southville Poblacion, Muntinlupa City on February 27, 2010.
The program was aimed to educate and inform the people on the how to address common health related problems and diseases in their community. The students have also invited two guest speakers to discuss about environmental awareness and eco-friendly livelihood initiatives.
Ms. Rosario “Rose” Dacanay from the 5’s Zero Waste Management of UPHSD shared her ideas and expertise on how to recycle scrap materials into handicrafts like decorative vase, paper flowers, tetra pack bags and wallets. Ms. Rose also demonstrated to the participants’ the ways and techniques of recycling through paper and plastic weaving. Ms. Rose said, “Everything around us has a use and significance, all we need to do is to become creative and resourceful. Waste problem can be reduce if we make recycling as a habit.”
UNEP-TUNZA Youth Advisor for Asia and the Pacific Edgar Geguiento were also invited to share a brief orientation on the importance of waste segregation and water conservation.
Nursing students enjoyed the fun-filled experience of sharing their knowledge and skills to the community. UPHSD Nursing Professor Ms. Amable Rubio said “The environment is one of the primary determinants of individual and community health. Understanding of the association between the environment and health is very important.”
Symposium on Proper Waste Management, Philippines
Las Pinas City, 6 January 2010 - The activity was organized by The Parish of the Last Supper of Our Lord in Las Pińas City, Philippines. The symposium was attended and supported by the parishioners, members of the community and youth along with the local government of Las Pińas City.
Engineer Nelson Deloso discussed the significance of proper waste management and its benefits to biodiversity and in the environment. Engineer Deloso also demonstrated the techniques for low-cost composting using the dry waste that are generate from our houses. He also stressed that proper waste segregation and management should be practice by everyone even into their own households and offices. After the seminar, participants were able to take hands on experience on the step by step process of proper waste segregation and composting. Also attending the event was Edgar, a Tunza Youth Representative, who also shares the support of the youth for the healthy and clean community.