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Humanitarian Mission to Sarawak, July 2014

Posted by davechoy on 17/5/2014 at 21:59

There will an upcoming mission to help the Penans, aboriginal people in the Sarawak jungles. These peoples lives are being affected by logging of the rain forest.
This will be the first of bi-annual missions to bring aidto them. According to missionaries working in the area the Penans are malnourished, have some sickness and skin diseases that needs medical help.There are also issues about hygiene practices.
The mission is planned for early July 2014. The entire cost will be under 750SGD per person (mostly for diesel) and last 7 days. Since we are non-profit, excess funds will be reimbursed or donated to the next mission. The working environment will be challenging so this mission will not be suitable for first-time volunteers.We hope to assemble a team with related skills (hygiene, medical, dentistry,nursing) and need to be outdoors type or ex-military.
Date: 5 - 11 Jul
Place: Meet at Miri Airport, morning of 5th July
Purpose: Understand the needs of the Penan people & prepare for future missions
Improve their health & medical conditions
Scope: Treat minor ailments, skin diseases
Stock up on medical supplies
Teach proper hygiene e.g. toothbrushing
Improve malnutrition conditions
Treat dental problems
Briefing : Conducted by email
Cost : Under 750SGD, balance will be reimbursedor donated to the next mission
Provide own food for 7 days
Provide own return flights to Miri Airport
Closing date : 15 June 2014
Contact : wreckit8@hotmail.com
Number of participants : 4
About the Organizer : Choy Chan Seng (alias Dave Choy) is a Singaporean businessman based in China. He is a retired combat medic of 16 years experience and has participated in numerous disaster zone (tsunami, typhoon, earthquake) & humanitarian (rural clinic, orphanage) volunteer work.

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