MUSCAT – Students from the Event Management course at the Oman Tourism College (OTC) are part of the organisational team that is participating in the National Vaccination Campaign against Coronavirus (COVID-19), recently launched by the Ministry of Health. The campaign is taking place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre and the students’ participation is part of efforts towards contribution towards national efforts to combat the pandemic in the Sultanate. It is also part of the practical internship requirement for Event Management Diploma students towards the completion of their Bachelor’s degree. The training, which began in June 2021, has seen the participation of 15 students and will continue throughout the summer till September 2021.
Commenting on the participation, Mua’taz Al Raisi, a student at OTC said, “I am in charge of organising and supervising my colleagues. Our presence here is to help citizens and provide guidance on what needs to be done to complete the vaccination process. Moreover, we strive to ensure that everyone follows the relevant precautionary measures and instructions for immunisation. It was truly an amazing experience and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for their efforts and dedication towards serving the country and all its citizens.”
Maryam Al Zaabi, a participant in the campaign, stated, “Through my participation in the National Vaccination Campaign, I was able to contribute by showcasing my support for the government’s efforts in combating the pandemic, which has had adverse effects on everyone with no exception. I extend my warmest gratitude to all my fellow volunteers who were a part of the campaign.”Speaking about her experience, Al Hanouf Al Nakhili said, “I am proud to be a member of the students’ team that participated in this large-scale national campaign. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to witness this unique and enriching experience at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, to help thousands of citizens obtain the vaccine in an organised and seamless manner. I thank the team for their tireless efforts and teamwork to ensure a smooth process.”
Aisha Al Hajri said, “I am honoured to be part of the organising team from OTC in the National Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19. I would like to thank the Ministry of Health and Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre for conducting the campaign. Through their efforts in serving the country and providing the high-quality services, we were able to see a great turnout for the target groups throughout the campaign.”
Zainab Al Ajmi noted, “My role was to provide the vaccination certificate for the citizens and instruct them to sit in the designated places for observation, to ensure that there are no side effects post-vaccination. This task, despite its simplicity, is very challenging when dealing with thousands of people per day. I am proud of the success that was achieved through the commitment of everyone involved.”
OTC continues to place great emphasis on various training programmes to enhance the skills and knowledge of its students and provide highly competent and trained graduates who are well-prepared to take on a competitive labour market, further enhancing its pivotal role in developing this sector on a local level.