Ti-Ratana IMU Cares Project

Overview

Ti-Ratana is a mixed home. In year 2016, needs analysis was done prior to the implementation of the project on 12 March 2016 (first visit). It was found that there is no one to assist the elderly population in massaging them whenever they felt ache all over the body.  It was specifically requested by the elderly population to have some demonstration on massage. The care takers were also involved during the visit with hands-on training. Since massaging needs basic skill a training session was held for all academician and staffs involved. The elderly population were found to have dry skin. Thus, skin inspection was done to identify skin problems. 3 of them had some skin problem, however, all 3 were on treatment from hospital Kuala Lumpur. The rest of them who had dry skin, skin moisturiser was applied followed by individual advice on care of ski and good hydration.  Follow through visits were done. Students and staffs were encouraged to talk with the elderly with the aim of giving the elderly citizens someone to talk to and at the same time exposure for students to learn on interpersonal skills. Follow through visits was carried out to assess on the outcome of the project.

For the children aged 7 to 18 years old postural screening was carried out, with a follow through visits. No abnormalities were seen on the children’s postural screening. The target group of children were able to participate in the Quiz session and demonstration on proper posture while sitting, standing and walking. They participated with positive outcome, in quiz, and games.

Simple first aid was carried out for the target population children aged 10 – 18 years old. The outcome was measured by re-demonstration on the application of first aid with the children of Ti-Ratana as the simulated patients. The list of activities that was carried out to empower the residence of Ti-Ratana were :

  1. Effective hand washing
  2. Oral health (screening and health education on food for health teeth)
  3. Physical examination (heart, lungs)
  4. Vision test & colour blindness test
  5. Head lice screening & treatment with health education on how to prevent head lice infestation
  6. Nutrition – food for good health and food safety
  7. Medication safety
  8. Postural screening & exercise
  9. Basic exercises ( for bedridden cases and those mobile patients)
  10. Massage for the senior citizens
  11. Inspection of skin for the elderly residents and health education on care of skin and importance of hydration
  12. Adolescent health for girls (menstruation and care during menstruation)
  13. Making of Chinese knots
  14. Bed bud treatment
  15. Simple first aid for children ages 7-15 years old
  16. Aerobic for good health
  17. Spring cleaning at the senior citizens’ home

Objectives

Kids

  • To provide swimming lessons for the less privileged children.
  • To improve fitness level and promote healthy lifestyle among the less privileged children.
  • To improve self-confident with the individual ability to overcome water-phobia.
  • To allow IMU students to learn mentoring skills and to be involved in community-based research.

Target Audience

  • Underprivileged children

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following – to conduct different types of activities like:

  1. Basic life skills – simple cooking
  2. Teach simple english for communication
  3. Teach mathematics for primary school children
  4. Teach on recognising numerals and simple mathematics for children aged 5-6 years old
  5. Teach on proper technique of brushing teeth
  6. Reproductive health for boys and girls
  7. Teach on poultry painting for children aged 7 – 18 years old
  8. ‘Gotong royong’ of the premises as awareness to Dengue prevention

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Key Project: Ti-Ratana IMU Cares Project
Project Leader: Mdm Leela Chellamuthu
Email: Leela_Chellamuthu@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Ti-Ratana Welfare Society

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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