QuaranTrain is a student-led healthcare global project that has been launched on 2 April 2020, in the light of the COVID-19 crisis, to help provide information and resources to stay fit and well during periods of isolation. The project has reached out to a broad range of health care professional students and workers across the globe. Five core educational institutions are currently involved being HAN University of Applied Sciences; University of Nottingham, UK; Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway; HESAV, Lausanne, Switzerland; and the University of Malta. QuaranTrain aims to provide evidence-based, meaningful, effective information and support material in the form of videos and blogging. Video content is provided through YouTube, and the website acts as a portal for huge amounts of additional and external physical activity resources. Bringing people together, ensuring they feel safe and welcome is what the Project has set out to accomplish; where resources are informative and their purpose is to effect change. Language and culture is not seen as a barrier as humanity and honesty transcend everything.
Six 3rd year students of physiotherapy have engaged with Quarantrain. They are Karen Stoner, Nicole Chircop, Kelly Fenech, Bernard von Brockdorff, Daryl Azzopardi and Sophie Camilleri.
Dr John Xerri de Caro, Senior Lecturer within the Department of Physiotherapy, with whom the students are collaborating on this Project had this to say: “We are currently working on programme content and the creation of a video, to promote exercise as a vehicle to address mental well-being and good techniques of breathing. I must say that I am very proud of the students' response to the call for their involvement and of their level of their engagement. It is, and shall be an invaluable learning experience for the whole team as we engage in cross-cultural activities aimed at the well-being of a global population. It is a perfect example of how, in times of adversity such as these, we are able to rise up to the challenge, see opportunities in difficulties and develop them.”
#QuaranTrain Movement, Music and Moment: providing support for people around the world to #BeActive during #COVID19