(From left) Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong, Ms Manda Chan and Prof. Joseph Kok-long Lee officiate at today’s Closing Ceremony.
More than 300 nursing students completed the “Training Workshop for Nursing Students on Anti-drug Service” and acquired professional knowledge and skills about drug treatment and rehabilitation.
Among all participants, three students were awarded with Reflective Journal – Certificate of Merit and three students were complimented with Reflective Journal – Award of Outstanding at the ceremony today.
With a funding of over HK$450,000 from the Beat Drugs Fund Association, the Division of Nursing and Health Studies of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) launched "A Training Workshop for Nursing Students on Anti-drug Service" in 2016, providing professional anti-drug service training to more than 300 nursing students.
The Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation of the Training Workshop was held today (28 March) at the OUHK Jockey Club Campus. Officiating at the Ceremony were the Commissioner for Narcotics Ms Manda Chan, President of OUHK Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong, and the Head of OUHK Division of Nursing and Health Studies Prof. Joseph Kok-long Lee. The Ceremony was also joined and supported by representatives from local drug treatment and rehabilitation centres.
Speaking at the Ceremony, Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong said that the University was grateful for the generous funding from the Beat Drugs Fund Association and the wholehearted support from various drug treatment and rehabilitation centres. Through tailor-made professional training, participants were able to acquire essential knowledge and skills related to drug treatment and rehabilitation, which allows them to respond effectively and appropriately to drug abusers in the future.
"I hope all participants could put the knowledge and skills they have gained into practice, show their care and acceptance to drug abusers and rehabilitees, and collaborate with different stakeholders to spread the anti-drug message and support those in needs. The University will continue to join hands with the Government and NGOs in building a drug-free society in Hong Kong." Prof. Wong said.
Prof. Joseph Kok-long Lee remarked that the aim of the workshop is to enhance nursing students' awareness and vigilance on drug abuse problems, and build up their capacity in supporting drug abusers. "This Training Workshop is divided into several phases of which students began with fundamental training on basic knowledge about drug abuse, latest drug abuse situation and trends, as well as an understanding of existing local drug treatment and rehabilitation services. They are also equipped with the skills to identify drug abusers at early stage, assess their needs and provide assistance. Visits to the drug treatment and rehabilitation organizations were arranged for students to gain the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques they have learnt by talking to the drug abusers face-to-face." Prof. Lee further elaborated. The Workshop also encouraged students to actively promote the anti-drug message and share related information to their friends and families.
At the end of the workshop, all students were required to submit a reflective journal which documented their encounter with drug abusers and their feelings and experience gained from the process. Among all participants, three students were awarded with Reflective Journal – Certificate of Merit and three students were complimented with Reflective Journal – Award of Outstanding. They received their award certificates from the Commissioner for Narcotics Ms Manda Chan at the ceremony today.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 10,000 distance learning students and 9,500 full-time students.
OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk