By Sarah Ledesma Goff The scene of dental equipment and dental chairs may have been familiar to some of the attendees during our Dental Mission. Yet it also seemed strange to all the new guests. For those at our very own Family Care Center, it was their first time to see our clinic in the [...]
After packing up at The Family Care Center, the mobile dental equipment was moved in a van to Olango Island for the last 2 days of the Dental Mission. The photo above is taken from Google Earth. The barge (ferry) that sails across from Maktan Island was sponsored by Mrs. Book, the barangay captain of [...]
SPECIAL TREAT(MENT) AT OUR CENTER! After one day of dental mission at The Family Care Center, the team packed up and went to Olango Island, a small island outside Mactan Island. The Island has about 25.000 inhabitants, and most are poor fishermen. Stay tuned in for more wonderful news!
After 3 days we moved to FMC Marine Colloids Phils., an American factory situated in a slum area. Our Danish friend, Claus Beck, is the Plant Operations Manager of the company, and they are already sponsoring the tooth brushing program at Cesar Cabahug Elementary School. Seeing the very bad dental health in these children, he requested [...]
WELCOME TO OUR DENTAL MISSION! This year 2 dentists from Denmark and 1 dentist from England joined us here in Cebu. The venues were arranged beforehand – 2 elementary schools, our Family Care Center and a fishing village on Olango Island. Flemming Hansen, you might think, that’s not Flemming! Oh yes, it is! We are [...]
Twice a year, members and doctors from the Australian based foundation “Operation Restore Hope” come to Cebu to give free operations on patients with harelip and/or cleft pallet. The medical mission is arranged by Rotary Metro of Cebu. Clowns from Rise Above have joined their mission every year since 2001 to cheer up the children, so [...]
The first dental mission this year will start Monday, Feb. 8 and will run till Feb. 20. We will treat children from two elementary schools, the families attached to our Family Care Center, the boy’s prison “Operation Second Chance” and in a fishing village in Olango Island outside Maktan Island where the International Airport is [...]
BAKSAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Going up to the Baksan Elementary school on a Wednesday, one may see our Food Program in operation. Upon visiting the school, we have realized that despite our differences, the mothers, teachers, children and ourselves all share much in common—hope and dreams for the future. Everyone who volunteers in the feeding process [...]