Two weeks ago, the M2 class welcomed Doctor Marieke Dekker (a neurologist at KCMC Hospital) into their tutor class as a guest speaker. Throughout the school year, the students have been working on a collaborative service activity in which the aim was to create art for the children’s ward at KCMC Hospital. Students raised money, during a very successful bake sale, and also collected toys and games as donations.
Dr. Marieke came to talk to the students about her work, the historical connection between KCMC and ISM and the difficulties she faces as a doctor here. She also explained to the students why there are currently no art and toys in the ward and the importance of art for recovery in sick people. Students had the chance to ask the doctor questions and were able to present their paintings to her explaining what they did.
A BIG thank you to Dr. Marieke for her visit. We hope to keep developing this service activity and do more work with KCMC in the future.