EDUCATION CAN OFTEN BE OUR BEST MEDICINE!
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:8
You might think that cooking over an open fire is a great adventure, but in Southeast Asia, cook huts with an open fire inside have little to no ventilation. This regular smoke inhalation affects women and children the most and leads to many respiratory diseases. This is an incredibly important health concern there and around the majority world. The local church has partnered with Kingdom Workers to address this need first by providing respiratory health workshops and later, the introduction of clean cook stoves.
You can make a difference!
A Health Fair presenter is needed to share how, as a Christian, healthy choices are made and habits become routine in thankful response to God for the bodies he has given us. Education and prevention are the focus.
During this trip, volunteers will work with a local expert translator who has experience as a health professional. With a focus on prevention of disease, a presentation will be made that introduces the anatomy of the respiratory system, how disease can affect it, and ways to maintain a healthy respiratory system. Volunteers might also be involved with child wellness checks in several different locations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
GOAL: Focus on education and prevention in regards to respiratory health
Start Date: Spring or Summer of 2018. End date will be 10 days after the start. Flexible based on volunteer's schedule
Anticipated Activities: Health Fair presentations on the respiratory system at three locations. Possible child wellness checks at five locations.
Qualifications: Nurse or doctor or other type of health professional. Able to educate and excited to share Jesus.
TOTAL COST PER VOLUNTEER: $3,500
Cost includes: Flights, in-country transportation, food, lodging, in-country communication, program fee, visa, international insurance.
FUNDRAISING: Volunteers are responsible for the total cost and are encouraged to fund raise. Kingdom Workers provides resources to assist volunteers in their fundraising efforts.
Not included in the cost above:
Passport: Volunteer's passport must not expire within six months of the trip.
Immunizations: All routine vaccines should be up to date. In addition, the CDC recommends Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.