Radiance is a six weeks social project started by AIESEC in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) in 2017, which targets the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3 - Good Health and Well-Being. Radiance aims to to increase the outreach of health care towards the indigenous/underprivileged community and to raise awareness regarding the importance of regular health screening and the prevention of alcohol and drugs in order to ensure the well being of warded kids. In addition to that, Radiance also aims to raise the awareness of youth regarding mental health.
According to the Ministry of Health, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases is generally increasing. Within 5 years, there is about a 15% increase in prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus with nearly half of the detected diabetic cases not priorly diagnosed. Not only that, mental problems are an emerging health issue. The prevalence was considerably high whereby 29% of people aged 16 years and above and 12% of children aged between 5 and 15 years old were affected. Radiance aims to promote the importance of healthcare to the underprivileged communities, while also providing access to quality essential health-care services, like health screenings, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
The project consists of several components for both secondary school students and the global volunteers.
1st - Learning Partners
Which aims to provide training to the volunteers to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and soft skills to execute the activities properly.
2nd - Mobile Clinic
Which aims to provide free health screenings to underprivileged communities.
3rd - Workshops at Schools/NGOs
Which aims to educate kids on several healthcare related topics, such as mental health, the effects of smoking and drugs, and how to perform first aid.
4th - Blood Donation Drives
Which aims to provide additional opportunities for the public to provide for people in need.
Radiance has reached out to 3 Special Care Homes, 2 Villages, 1 School and 200 children. Evidently, Radiance has successfully reached out to 85.71% of our targeted audiences to conduct healthcare related workshops. From the quizzes conducted before and after the workshops, there is an average increase of 80% in awareness on the important healthcare practises to prevent diseases, while there was an Increase in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values for a better living by 25%.
Goal 1 - Project Events/Workshops. Amount Needed: MYR500.00
Goal 2 - Transportation. Amount Needed: MYR500.00
Goal 3 - Rental fee. Amount Needed: MYR2,000.00
AIESEC is the world's largest non-profit youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organisation that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe. The organization focuses on empowering young leaders to make a positive impact on society through actions.
AIESEC strives for Peace and Fulfilment of Humankind's Potential as an organisation.
In today’s context, ‘Peace’ does not necessarily mean only avoiding war. Peace can symbolise a world that does not have conflicts that arise from cultural, religious, or other aspects of differences in humanity. Peace can also symbolise being in harmony with yourself. AIESEC strives to build a world where people can work towards their own understanding of peace while respecting and understanding the views of others.
Through Fulfilment of Humankind’s Potential, AIESEC strives for a world where people can be the best version of themselves.
We place our confidence in youth because they have the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit that are needed to shape the future. They have the responsibility to improve tomorrow by choosing who they will be today. Hence, AIESEC is a platform for young leaders to run projects that are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure its relevance to the local community needs. We aim to be part of the solution for a betterment of Malaysia.