Healthcare in Thailand
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Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. STEP Expo. Spring 2020
Through participation with GVI in the summer of 2019, my project will fulfill the Service-Learning and Community Service option among the six STEP categories. In the 4-week program, starting from May 18th to June 15th of 2019, I will be immersed in Thai culture within the province of Phang Nga, specifically the village of Ban Nam Khem. As a volunteer, I will work with the Camillian Social Center, which is part of the Sharing for Life Foundation. The center supports marginalized children with disabilities among the Takua Pa area and provides physiotherapy, food, clothing, and education to improve their social, physical, and psychological development. The center supports children up to the age of 25 years old. I will assist in yoga exercises, lead sensory arts and crafts, or engage in sports activities or basic English language education. I will teach proper hygiene and dental care throughout the community and in elementary schools as well to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Overall, I hope to develop personal and professional skills while working in the field of health and community development, while creating relationships to provide equal opportunities to these villages of Thailand. I want to be able to increase awareness among health and safety, acceptance for those with disabilities, and provide a high-quality education for all students. I hope to be able to identify the short-term and long-term needs of the community and provide as much support and assistance as possible throughout my trip with GVI’s partner organizations.
STEP Category: Service-Learning and Community Service
Academic Major: Psychology
The Ohio State University Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)
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