ADWC Students Hold Awareness Raising Event

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The HCT-Abu Dhabi Women’s College (ADWC) Semester-One Business students recently held an Awareness Raising Event as part of their Management and Leadership business course requirement.

Students were required to organise an awareness raising event to present their research on topics regarding daily life problems, which included obesity, leukemia, oniomania (compulsive shopping), car accidents and the effect of social media on children. They had to explain the problem, explain what changes needed to be made, and give advice on how things can be improved.

The purpose of this event was to encourage the students to work in teams, plan, organise, lead and control the whole event in a professional and timely manner.

Student Maitha Al Dhaheri reflected on her role: “After surfing the Internet for countless hours we were exposed to a bizarre movement termed ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge’ were a number of recognised faces were basically dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads. Eventually and through social networks we knew that the aim was to promote awareness of the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations for research.”

“We as a team decided to support this cause by raising awareness on our little campus, to optimistically reach out to everyone in the UAE. We wouldn’t have succeeded this far in such a short period of time if we hadn’t learned about the importance of collaborating together as a team. Our ‘Leadership and Management’ course provided us with essential knowledge about teams, the advantage of working in one, with the main object being how to work for a short period of time and attain an excellent outcome,” Maitha added.

“It was a tremendous experience to work in a team, we had the chance to bring all our talents together to produce a creative, remarkable work for a decent cause,” Maitha concluded.

Faculty Marylene with a student talking about oniomania.
Faculty Marylene with a student talking about oniomania.
Students set up their displays.
Students set up their displays.