What’s better than bingo? Hepatitis bingo!

March 14, 2023

Students from all English levels across the western suburbs of Melbourne are practicing their English while learning about hepatitis in an engaging way – with hepatitis bingo. In Footscray, Yarraville, Maidstone and Maribyrnong areas, both in person and online, students and teachers learned the importance of getting tested, vaccinated and treated for hepatitis B, and keeping their livers healthy.

In collaboration with Yarraville Community Centre, Health Promotion Officer Alain Palines has successfully delivered 14 hepatitis B and liver health sessions in February to over 220 students and staff under the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE), and Skills First Program. Hepatitis B workshops have also been conducted with Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services in Sunshine/Melton.

Alain teamed up with LiverWELL educator Tepy and volunteer Sukriti to deliver a fun and interactive education session about hepatitis B and living healthy to around 40 students and 4 staff at Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services, Hampshire Road in Sunshine. Students were able to practice their English through the Living Well with Hepatitis B reader and workbook.

In a further collaboration with Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services, 8 education sessions are being delivered to approximately 180 participants in Sunshine, Melton, and Ballarat. From backgrounds including Sudan, Vietnam, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea, Somalia and Eritrea, students learned the importance of getting tested and protecting their family from hepatitis B.

Please contact alain@liverwell.org.au for more information about LiverWELL education sessions.


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