IACT College #ProjectWarriorMy: Cancer Awareness

IACT College students were ecstatic to organise #ProjectWarriorMy, a campaign generated to create breast cancer awareness in Malaysia. By special invitation only, the soft launch was attended by fellow IACT College students, lecturers, staff and key members of National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).

The closed event was commemorated by #ProjectWarriorMy Project Manager, Ms. Ashley Chan Wen Chun, who spoke on the purpose of the campaign and the need for continued education and public awareness on the number one cancer amongst women in Malaysia.

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A NCSM staff explains how to identify the ‘lump’ that triggers early detection of breast cancer to IACT College students.

“Recent statistics show that breast cancer continues to grow at an alarming state. As IACTians, we must do our part in educating the public, that’s why the #ProjectWarriorMy campaign is the call to activate the awareness.”

Mr. Sudhaharan Nair, General Manager of NCSM, proceeded to talk about how the non-governmental organisation will persist to not just educate about cancer prevention, but to also reduce social stigmas and misconceptions about the illness.

Acting Principal of IACT College, Ms. Hor Suet Foong, added in her respective speech that IACT College’s Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum is designed to support and empower students to make a difference in the community with significant projects such as #ProjectWarrirorMy.

The #ProjectWarriorMy social media accounts were officially launched on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that will further advance its powerful messages across communities. To commemorate an important undertone to the event, a special screening of a cancer survivor spoke volume of how early prevention is crucial in order to save lives.

The event was an assessed project that was part of a course requirement for the Event Management and Public Relations Campaign Strategies class. Its collaboration with the National Cancer Society Malaysia is one of many PBL projects and campaigns typically run by IACT College students every semester.

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) is a non-governmental organisation that services health screenings, counselling support group for cancer survivors and patients, and educational engagement in schools and higher learning institutions. For further information, support and donations call NCSM at 03-2698 7300 or visit http://www.cancer.org.my/.

For more information about IACT College’s learning environment, PBL or meet with industry experts, log on to www.iact.edu.my or contact its education counsellors at 03 – 7956 0211 to schedule a visit at your convenience, Mondays through Fridays, 9am – 6pm or Saturdays, 9am – 5pm.