Community Service Projects
Zwan Family Charity holds one Community Service Project each quarter.
Ministry of Public Health Hygiene & Sanitation Initiative
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) have tasked Zwan Family Charity to provide free training to Afghan’s in hygiene and sanitation practices in order to reduce the spread of disease and help prevent the intestinal virus’s and bacteria that claim 1000’s of lives annually through dehydration and electrolyte disturbance.
Zwan Family Charity is working with kitchen workers by giving an 8-16 hour class in personal hygiene, proper toilet habits and food preparation. One of our first classes was with the kitchen staff of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Our other class was with the mothers of Shamsa Village Orphanage. We have seen a dramatic drop in the number of orphans visiting our clinic for stomach upsets as the women are putting their training to good use – a remarkable start to this great initiative!
We will be giving classes until December 2017 or when we reach 500 distributed MoPH posters.
Below are photos of staff from the AUAF and Shamsa receiving their certificates.
Dental Hygiene Awareness at Shamsa Village Orphanage
During December 2016, we were visited by a wonderful volunteer, Chi. She assisted our dentist in our Dental Hygiene Awareness program at Shamsa Village Orphanage.
The orphans were taught about the importance of dental hygiene and how to clean their teeth properly so that they avoid cavities developing which lead to needing fillings or in some cases, extractions.
The children are due their next 6 month check up very soon! Chi was a wonderful help to the project and the kids loved her! Thank you, Chi!
CPR Training for Window of Hope Orphanage
Zwan Family Charity connected Window of Hope Orphanage with the staff of Westex Medical Solutions to go out to the orphanage and teach the staff CPR and how to use an AED.
The training concentrated on child and infant CPR due to the environment in which they work.
They were absolutely FANTASTIC and we were happy to be a part of it as well as seeing all the children again!
American University of Afghanistan Blood Drive 2015
Zwan Family Charity and the Community Service Club at AUAF worked in conjunction with Afghanistan’s Central Blood Bank to collect blood donations from the student body to be used for medical emergencies. The aim of the Blood Drive was to teach the young Afghan’s the virtue of giving and falls under our Afghan’s Helping Afghan’s Initiative.
A total of 157 students and Faculty staff donated 78.5 litres of blood – a huge turnout for a cold November day! We hope to attract a larger number of blood donors for our 2016 Blood Drive!
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