As a prelude to a bigger project, the visit of a paediatrician in one of Diaconia’s Youth Center classes has excited our small children with big dreams. We wanted to teach a different kind of lesson to our clever kids in Diaconia and test whether such a learning method could be developed in a long-term project.

Ioana, a paediatrician, came to get acquainted with one of the classes in Diaconia. She presented the heart’s anatomy in such a way that children could easily enjoy the lesson. They were very excited to hear the heartbeats through the stethoscope and from one thing to another it turned out to be a very catchy semi-biology lesson. For a kid theory can be a real nuisance, but when someone takes the time to present it in an interactive and curious way, any theory can become interesting. This was how Ioana the paediatrician, turned what could be a boring lesson about the role of the heart, in the most interesting approach to the importance of this organ.

The paediatrician was also accompanied by students of the University of Medicine in Brasov, so the team of “people in white robes” (as the kids called them) not only impressed through science, but they were a model of how conscientiousness and perseverance can take someone far in any career they desired. The children from Diaconia did not only learn about the human anatomy, the function of the heart, but they have also learnt that anything is possible if they study well at school and persevere.

This wonderful experience is planned to develop into an inventive way to address the children's education in Diaconia. It could even bring out future doctors.

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