Medical and Education Trip 24th November 2012
This medical clinic was the most amazing trip. On the 24th of November at 6am 7 volunteers including Emma our nurse, Sam our Osteo, Millee the Educational lead and 2 medical students from The Little Foundation set off. We had the donated rice (300kg), medicine for a remote emergency clinic and enough supplies to leave for a month. With a 4 hour drive to Bang Saphan followed by a 2 hour hike through dense jungle, crossing 5 rivers with all the supplies to reach the most remote village ever visited. It was an incredible journey.
In this village only 1 child attends school due to the costs charged by the local school. Our aim is to work with the local Thai school to see if the fees can be reduced so we can support the other 27 children to attend school. They have very little food and all 54 people living in this remote village eat twice a day at 10am and 6pm together to ensure they all get something. The local police currently prevent them from having more than 2 chickens or to farm on the local land. We will be looking to support them with having access to areas they can farm. In the medical clinic we saw many severe skin infections that children had had for months. Mums and dads were treated by Sam for their long term chronic pains from carrying water from the river or heavy loads. We are looking to help support the costs of water tanks. They have 2 and need another 3 to sustain 6 families. Each tank costs only 800B.
After spending an amazing day in the village we left to start the return journey. There had been a storm so the rivers were higher and the small paths very slippery. We arrived back safely very wet and muddy, returning to Hua Hin at 10.30pm.
We couldn’t do this with out you. Thank you!