Health is and would always be one of the major concerns of everyone. Through various means of education, E'vol aims to empower students with accurate and customized health knowledge to protect themselves from diseases, as well as to encourage them to advocate the learnt to their acquaintances, friends, families and further to the community.
Our name, E’vol comes from the word “evolution”. Changes are key to improvements and thus are essential and paramount. Even though we are still undergraduates, we are determined to make a change in the society by utilizing what we have and learnt. The word E’vol gives us the word “love” when it is spelled backwards, emphasizing our passion to protect public health, as well as to spread joy and love to people around through our interaction with target audiences.
People nowadays tend to have a limited awareness and misunderstanding over their hygiene. This phenomenon might make them vulnerable to viruses and bacteria, especially during peak infectious seasons and among the high-risk groups (i.e. elderly, children, pregnant, etc.). In fact, people should always maintain a good hygiene habit to protect themselves from communicable diseases. Therefore, our project aims to empower the public, specifically students about health knowledge as to educate them an accurate understanding on health and hygiene from a young age, thus expanding the scope to the community through dissemination of knowledge by the students.
We are students from the Faculty of Medicine, majoring in Public Health and Medicine, and thus can provide different yet all-rounded perspectives of health knowledge in terms of preventing and curing diseases respectively. Moreover, other similar projects might primarily target adults for the effectiveness of projects, but rarely directly to students or the younger generation. Therefore, we would hope to provide educational while captivating workshops for students as our primary targets and to empower them with accurate and professional health knowledge. As children are observed to be usually bored by plain presentations, the programme is designed to intrigue them with interactive and experimental sessions yet allowing them to assimilate the health concepts enjoyably.
This project will act as a pilot programme, which primarily aims to target at senior primary school students (population who are more vulnerable to communicable diseases, yet more responsive to education) and teachers as our secondary target.
We also encourage students to disseminate health knowledge taught during the programme to their families and friends, and further to the community as one of our goals.
If positive outcomes are evaluated after the implementation of our pilot schemes, we would hope to scale up our project by including contents on non-communicable diseases and mental illnesses for a more comprehensive health protection and expanding our scope of audience to all primary, secondary, special needs schools and special educational needs (SEN) students and adults (e.g. parents, schools staffs) to ensure a widen empowered population.