KWNC Extramural Studies Department Celebrates the Graduation of A Thousand Health Facilitators Including the First Batch of Secondary Graduates from the Health Care Course

  • Group photo of guests and graduates from Escola Luso-Chinesa Technico-Profissional

  • Group photo of guests and graduates of "Training Course for In-home Elderly Caregivers"

  • Group photo of guests and graduates

  • It is another year of blissfulness and success for the ceremony as well as to all participants

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) organized the "Extramural Studies Department Graduation Ceremony 2016/2017" at its Lecture Theatre on 12 July 2017. Throughout the year, a total of 11 health promotion related programmes (self-organized, co-organized and appointed) were launched, nurturing more than a thousand health facilitators. In the eye and dental care promotion programme, more than 1,400 primary students received relevant health education. Furthermore, this year we had the first batch of secondary students graduated from the "Health Care Course".
Honourable guests present in the ceremony included Chair of Board of Directors of KWNC Lau Veng Seng, Vice-Chair Ung Hon Chao and Sio Chi Wai, Division Head of Senior Service Division of Social Welfare Bureau Lo Sok Ha, Principal of Escola Luso-Chinesa Technico-Profissional Chan Ieng Lon, Vice Principal Pun Vai Nim, KWNC President Van Iat Kio and Vice-President Xing Zhihong. Teachers and students of each programme, families and friends were also present to witness the ceremony.
KWNC President Van Iat Kio concluded this year was an outstanding and fruitful year for Extramural Studies Department. In addition to the 11 programmes launched and 1,400 primary students benefited from the eye and dental care education, 1,409 Macao residents have also received relevant health knowledge and such numbers have created the highest record for the department. Also, thanks to the continuous support from the community, all health care related training programmes became very popular and the courses were quickly fully enrolled. It was a positive sign that residents in Macao are paying more attention to their health, and would contribute their time to continuing studies. The enthusiasm of participants is indeed the encouragement for educational institution to keep striving for better programmes. 
The "Professional Post-natal Care Course" has received recognition equivalent to the national intermediate-level post-natal caregiver, assuring the course's quality. In addition to organizing programmes on its own, KWNC will continue to co-organize different health care programmes, first aid courses and elderly care training with institutions including Social Welfare Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Fire Department, Customs Department and Escola Luso-Chinesa Technico-Profissional. It is hoped that the awareness and promotion of health can be spread out to all ages in the community. 
Last but not least, after three years of hard work, the first batch of graduates of the "Health Care Course" co-organized with Escola Luso-Chinesa Technico-Profissional have finally completed their senior secondary studies as well as studies of this course. In addition to their senior secondary diploma issued by their school, they were also issued certificates of "Fundamental Health Care Training Programme" and "Advanced Health Care Training Programme" by KWNC. Having attained these qualifications many of the students are preparing themselves for further medical studies; one of them has applied and is admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programme (BSN) of KWNC in the new academic year.