Eight Acres, Raub, Pahang
We are proud to report our annual children’s diabetes camp UMMC 2016. We decided to embrace the nature and brought the children into the woods this year. We found Eight Acres deep in the palm plantation away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- This year we invited 5 different hospitals to participate and encouraged their patients (children with T1DM) to join the camp. There were 3 children from Hospital Tunku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan, 2 from Hospital Sungai Buloh and 1 each from Hospital Kluang, Hospital Sultan Ismail JB and Hospital Temerloh. We invited doctors and nurses from the other hospitals too. There were 20 children who came from UMMC and UMSC.
- We left UMMC at 9 am just in time to have lunch with the children at KFC Bentong. The children were spoilt with a nice lunch and they were taught on how to give insulin accordingly. Soon after, we arrived at a meeting point where we had to transfer the children and stuffs from the bus into trucks. The road leading to Eight Acres were not built for buses. The children were thrilled with the bumpy ride and open truck experience.
- This year we decided to allow the children to play more, enjoying the nature and engaging with their friends. We had lots of games and the children loved playing at the waterfall area. After dinner, we celebrated everyone birthdays with yummy chocolate cakes!!
- On day 2 we had more games interspersed with education sessions. We had arts and crafts session where the children were given rocks to decorate. We had cooking sessions with the dieticians and the children were taught to cook lasagna with leftover bread. What a way to use up stale bread!. The children were given a task to choreograph a dance for the BBQ dinner talentime and the facilitators had something up their sleeves as well. We had a fantastic night with ‘FLORA AND FAUNA’ as the theme. We were really proud to see near 100% participation from the children. At the end of the night, the facilitators presented a dance and the children joined in full of exhilaration.
- Last but not least, on the last day, the children were celebrated with prizes and certificates. Each group held their graduation ceremony and we thanked all facilitators with certificate and a little token of appreciation. We had group photos and left Eight Acres at around 2 pm. We bid goodbye to the children from the other hospitals and wished them a safe journey home. We reached UMMC at 6 pm and handed the children over to their much waited parents.
This event was organised by the
And Diabetes Unit
Please download the report below...