Several AUC students painting in the treatment centre.
CAY HILL–Eleven American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine students spent the day on Saturday, October 19, volunteering at Mental Health Foundation (MHF) with much-needed facility maintenance in honour of Community Action Day.
Community Action Day has been a tradition for more than 11 years at AUC. Physicians-in-training go beyond the campus up to three times a year to engage with community partners through service projects focusing on health, education, environmental awareness and more.
This semester, one of their projects included the beautification of the MHF facility. Students participated in projects such as construction of a car wash covering and painting the entrance and dining area of Faraja Day Treatment Centre.
“Working within the facility gives the medical students an idea of how the MHF looks and works on the inside, which can be both exciting and beneficial for medical students overlapping their areas of expertise,” said a press release from MHF.
MHF expressed its gratitude for the community service of these 11 volunteers, and AUC for its community involvement now and in the past.
As the founders of Community Action Day, Emmanuel Ofori and Beatrice Kenol said: “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/91861-auc-students-volunteer-at-mhf-for-community-action-day