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Medical Equipment Making A Difference Through Teamwork

22. Oct 2013

Anyone travelling to the remote Doi Chang village (Ban Doi Chang) would be amazed at how the community manages to surprise and complete an improvement project on a regular basis- be that a day care, clinic, new roads, guest quarters, or high-speed Internet! Never have we seen such a strong, deep-rooted sense of togetherness in a community. Scouts from Canada have been able to build a strong bond with the farmers and villagers in the past couple of years and take pride in their successes, such as 5 of the villagers being welcomed to the TD Bank Human Rights Forum in 2012 at GlobalFest.Most recently, a container full of medical equipment donated to Doi Chang Village has finally made its way to the top of the mountain. The new supplies will benefit 10,000 residents of Doi Chang Village and potentially 20,000 others in the surrounding areas. Although Scouts in Canada initially set out to improve the lives of the Akha hilltribe farmers, we found our way to strong bonds with thousands of others, regardless of whether they be Thai, Chinese, Burmese, Buddhist, Animist, Christian, Muslim and regardless of the colour, race, background or faith of anyone who lives in the area.  "A Scout Is A Friend To All!"
Our next project is helping to build a school for the children.  Scouts Canada Messengers of Peace Ambassadors are already assembling school equipment and supplies for this project.

Comentarios (4)

great initiative guuuuuys .... big respect

Great project! While travelling in Thailand I was able do a little volunteering for a charity that operates in the same Chiang Mai -area. The area is really rural and has is impacted by poverty, HIV and Burmese unregistered immigrants who have escaped the regime in Burma. As most of the immigrants are not able to register in Thailand, they are not able to access the health care. Seeing the situation first hand was a really powerful experience, I wrote a blog about my experience there if you are interested:

ayland Doi Chang Kyüne gidenler burada toplumun kendileri için ytarattıları güzellikleri görebilirler. Gün ve Gün devam eden bir hizmet dizini yeni yollar, çocuk gündüz bakımı misafirhaneler ve hızlı internet.
Kanadalı izcilerile iş birliği ile ve derin bir toplum hizmeti davranışı ile meydana gelen görülmemiş bir güç
:Kanadalı izciler bunu yerel çiftçi ve halk ile sağlam bir bağ yaratarak başarmışlar. 5 köylünün Kanadada Global Fest sırasında yapılan TD Bank İndan Hakları forum ile başlamış. Son olarak tıbbı cihazlarla yüklü vir konternet köye hediye edilmiş. Tıbbi hizmet köydeki 10,000 kişiye ve çevredeki 20,000 kişiye hizmet veriyor. Kanadalı izciler bu köyle güçlü bağlar kurarak hizmet saglarken Herr türlü inanışa açık olarak çalıştıklarını belirtiyorlar. İzci herkesin arkadaşıdır diyorlar.
Şimdi oraa büyük bir okul yapma projesi içindeleriç Malzeme topluyorlar There is the link to more co-operation with Thai village of Ban Doi Chang (Chiang Rai province) we have had Cubs and Beavers learning about Scouting in Thailand to raise awareness of World Scouting and living in other countries.

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