Obie Ogbolu, who graduates this fall, shows children in an early childhood institute how to use a stethoscope to listen to their heartbeat.

In rural Jamaica, VCU students offer healthy living outreach and education

A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences traveled to Jamaica this summer as part of a service learning course that conducts health promotion and health education activities in rural communities.

The class, Jamaica: Community Health Promotion, led health promotion and education activities in eight schools, addressing topics such as personal hygiene, dental health, physical activity, nutrition and goal setting, while also distributing toothbrushes and floss, as well as school supplies.

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