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BCC students take message to the pine

Lisa King

BCC students take message to the pine

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Second year Social Work students of the Barbados Community College gave residents of Pinelands an opportunity to get on top of their health on Saturday when they hosted a fair on the playing field of the Grantley Prescod Memorial Primary School.Student Davianne Philips said that as part of the requirements of the community organization course in the social work programme, they were expected to go into the community and complete an outreach project.  
The 12 students collaborated with the St Barnabas 4H Club to execute the whole day exercise where the Diabetes Association of Barbados, the Family Planning Association, Cancer Support Services, the Ministry of Health and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados all manned booths.
The activities included lectures on road safety, safety in the home, and prostate cancer.  
Residents passed through to have their blood sugar, blood pressure and HIV tests and interact with the students.
They also got the chance to view T-shirts created by the women at the Shelter for Battered Women as part of their therapeutic experience.
Sonia Clement-Stuart, residential officer with the shelter, was at the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados booth which offered T-shirts in a variety of colours with each colour representing one of the many forms of abuse.