Smooth learning for sick kids

NOORAINES’S UK VISIT: “Schools-in-Hospitals should link with home-based schools”

LONDON: LINKING Schools-in-Hospitals (SDH) to patients’ home-based schools, as practised  in   Britain, is important in ensuring the continuity of education for patients in hospitals, said Puan Sri Noorainee  Abdul Rahman, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin.

She said this after a fact-finding visit to The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which was established in 1951.

Norainee is also the patron of Hati Nurani, under non-governmental organisation Nurul Yaqeen Foundation, which runs the SDH programme in Malaysia.

During the visit, she was accompanied by Associate Professor Normah Dali, president of Hati Nurani, Datin Radziah M. Daud, expert in early education and childcare, and entrepreneur Puan Sri Fadzillah Ariff. They were taken on a tour of the wards, which promote learning by having interesting information and illustrations plastered on the walls.

They were also given a briefing by assistant head teacher John Sosna on the programmes run by the hospital.

Norainee said she was inspired to put in place several of its plans, including linking SDH to the patients’ home-based schools.

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