DWU students raise funds for health symposium

National, Normal

By ADRIAN MATHIAS DWU journalism student

DIVINE Word University (DWU) final year Health Management graduates took to the road on Saturday to wash cars to raise funds for the national health symposium to be held in Port Moresby later this year.
Kapilin Ekaram said it was part of their service to the community and to promote DWU through community service.
He said students stood along the side of the main road at Paramedical or Modilon campus with their placards that read: “Car wash” and some students even yelled, “car wash … car wash” and caught the attention of most drivers of private vehicles and PMVs.
Mr Ekaram said they did not just wash cars for their fund-raising activities but also delivered health and road safety messages to drivers and the travelling public to follow traffic rules, maintain cleanliness of their vehicles and to minimise road accidents.
The main messages projected through the “car activity” were the promotion of dress codes, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
Mr Ekaram said it was the first time for the final year health management students to take such initiatives.
“We are looking forward to raise more funds so that we can attend the annual symposium,” he said.
The students were supported by their lecturers, heads of department and junior students in the department.
A walkathon is also being planned as another fund-raising activity later this month.