A two and half day workshop on ” Train The Trainer – Teachers Making A Difference” was organised by the Rotary Club of Greentown , the Perak Department of Education and Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta (HBUK). This a seminar is conducted for primary school teachers to identify and accommodate the needs of students with learning differences like ADHD, dyslexia, and moderate autism.
Ms.Sangari Krishnan, the president of the Rotary Club of Greentown and Mr. Francis Vije, the event’s organising chairman said that this is their eighth time organising the event after a two-year hiatus caused by Covid-19.
Nearly 66 people, including teachers and officials from the Department of Education, the Deputy Head of JPN, and JPN Counselors, attended the seminar and participated in discussions on topics relating to mental health and how it impacts the mental health of students, as well as how social media is now the “new” medium of social contact. Through their in-depth conversation, they came to understand that teachers experience mental health problems at the same rates as kids.
Speaking on mental health were representatives from HBUK, including Dr. Farah Ahmad, a consultant psychiatrist from HBUK, and Dr. Rakesh Rampal, a medical officer from HBUK, all of them are well-known in their respective fields.
Everyone in attendance requested that these workshops be held more frequently.
The Rotary Club of Greentown deserves much credit for hosting such valuable community events.