Saturday, 2 February 2013

Group Spirit: South Asian Education Workshop

Friendliness and sharing is what it is all about. On one of the coldest days this winter in Edmonton, MBH’s last South Asian Education Workshop conducted by Educator Sadia Farrukh on 30th of January was an amazing demonstration of group spirit in support of women’s breast health. The workshop was generously welcomed in the house of one of our Indian Community attendants, Khalida Siddiqui. We appreciate this sense of sharing resources such as location. This has facilitated transport for many ladies who live in the same neighborhood and was a welcome change from the previous locations.

Sadia Farrukh was equipped with an informative well of information that was delivered in Hindi and with a neatly structured PowerPoint presentation with illustrative images about breast health, anatomy, check-ups, abnormalities, and resources in Edmonton.

The Question/Answer period after the workshop was a lively and multi-directional one as the attendants had a number of questions about breast health and MBH which turned into a friendly discussion.  

We are thrilled to announce that the generosity of the South Asian community ladies extended to granting us appreciation interviews for the work of MBH regarding spreading awareness in their community, in their first languages. We will soon post these interviews in our YouTube channel.

By the end of the workshop, we were all treated to warm ethnic dishes and dessert. And the workshop was even more pleasant by the presence of the children of a couple of attendants.  

Besides the working sheets and forms the attendants were given during the workshop, they left with a collection of breast health brochures from MBH and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation both in English and Hindi.

We look forward to our next education workshop that we will make sure to share with you on our social media outlets on the MBH blog, Facebook page, and YouTube. Get in touch with us through the Contact Us tab above to know when is the next workshop. See you there. 

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