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Service project March 20 to create newborn kits for Ghana

The Brigham Young University College of Nursing and the Education in Zion Gallery are cosponsoring a service project Wednesday, March 20, customizing newborn kits for babies in Ghana.  

To help promote the College of Nursing exhibit “The Healer’s Art” now on display in the gallery, Education in Zion is hosting the service project on the third floor of the gallery. As part of the project, nursing students will offer free blood pressure checks on the same day from 12:15 to 2 p.m.

“We feel that as members of a caring community and disciples of the Master Healer, we should be actively engaged in doing good,” said Karen de la Cruz of the College of Nursing faculty.  “This is a simple but effective way to be involved in improving the lives of our brothers and sisters who are not as fortunate as we are. There is great personal satisfaction in knowing that our small efforts can make such a big difference in the world.”

The newborn kits will provide needed supplies to newborn babies and their mothers, helping to decrease infant mortality rates. Nursing students will deliver the kits to Ghana as part of their Global Health and Human Diversity Course during spring term. 

The Education in Zion Gallery is located in the Joseph F. Smith Building west of the Harold B. Lee Library. The gallery documents the rich history and heritage of education in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monday and Wednesday nights the gallery stays open until 9 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

For more information, visit educationinzion.byu.edu or contact Heather Seferovich at (801) 422-3451 or heather_seferovich@byu.edu. 

Writer: Hwa Lee

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