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Interview with Learning Support Assistant Elyssa

Published on: 21 September, 2018

“POLHN courses helped me develop my intellectual abilities” – Elyssa Sang Bacsain

Tell us something about your work and yourself.

My name is Elyssa Sang Bacsain, I am currently working as a private Learning Support Assistant (LSA) and Para Educator. This is my 4th year in teaching. I love teaching people and kids with learning disabilities. Recently, I started a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The best part about being an LSA/Para Educator is that when you see the improvement of your student and their achievements. It is really overwhelming and something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

How did you find out about Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN)?

I found out about Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) through when I tried to look for E-learning courses that would enhance and add up to my learning hours. I have since starte to take courses regarding Mental Health issues. I would say that POLHN is really good platform for my needs.

What course(s)/topic(s) have you studied with POLHN?

So far, I have studied the Mental Health Gap Action Programme, Diabetes Management and Cause of Death courses from POLHN. One of the main reasons why I chose Diabetes Management course was because many of my immediate family members are diabetic patients. Therefore, I wanted to learn more about this topic in order for me to provide them with the best care.

What do you like best about studying with POLHN?

POLHN courses helped me develop my intellectual abilities. The immense knowledge that I have acquired is just an additional point for me when it comes to job opportunities and sharing my newly acquired knowledge with the people who need it the most.

What were your reasons for taking POLHN courses?

At first I took POLHN courses out of curiosity and because they were free but now I take a real interest in all the new courses that are posted on the POLHN website. Also, I really wanted to learn more about diabetes, so I am looking forward for new diabetic courses.

What advice do you have for others?

I encourage everyone to visit the POLHN website and start doing these free-to-take courses. Grab this opportunity and start learning. POLHN has variety of courses ranging from clinical to public health.