Al-Bawasil Summer Club is an activity for newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes ages 6-11 years old. The 2 days program runs every summer and includes a variety of educational and fun workshops as well as a field trip organized for the children and their families.
The main aim of Al-Bawasil Summer Club is to bring together, in a fun environment, children with diabetes and their families. This facilitates the sharing of information and the provision of support for families. It gives the opportunity for children to mingle with each other while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, and glucose monitoring. Also the club helps in breaking barriers and encourages children to participate in our annual Al-Bawasil Camp.
All events are supported by members of the healthcare professions including diabetes health educators and dietitians, in addition to volunteers.