Working it out at Haddington Townhouses

Working it out at Haddington Townhouses

Rachael Oyewole
Aliya Shaikh, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Project Goals and Objectives

  • To educate students about habits that are important to maintaining good health
  • To incorporate interprofessional education into lessons prepared for the children
  • To serve as potential role models for the children participating in the summer program
  • To learn how health disparities in certain areas of Philadelphia affect other aspects of children's lives
  • To promote health and literacy every day through various activities and lessons
  • To provide a safe and fun environment for the children to learn

Personal Statements
"My time at Haddington has taught me to look beneath the surface for what is happening in the children's lives and the community. We can't offer help unless we understand what the underlying issues and influential factors are." - Aliya Shaikh

"I learned a lot in these few months as a BTG intern. I am honored to have met brilliant young children, many of whom are more resilient than most people. I am hoping to carry this wisdom forward with me in my efforts to become a better rounded healthcare provider and advocator." - Rachael Oyewole