Due to the outbreak of Covid cases around Thailand we have had to pause our regular visits to the Burma Children Medical Fund B.K. Kee Patient House. CMIRC member Nick and I continue making supply drops every other week.
This past Sunday, in addition to snacks and laundry powder, we brought some fabric and men’s shirts in good condition that had been stored in room 208, the club's storage at the hotel where we meet. In addition, we brought some review materials for the color and animal English Language Learning we had begun working on in cooperation with the student volunteers from Chiang Mai International School. We also had a large supply of travel soaps and toothbrush/toothpaste kits to give everyone as well.
A special treat was getting a chance to briefly meet David, one of the three nursing students who are sharing a nursing school scholarship from the funds which have been recently been allocated from our BEAM/ BCMF-B.K. Kee Patient House partnership. As a condition of receiving the funds, each of the three students will be doing three months of internship work at the BCMF B.K. Kee Patient House.
David was at the house on the day we dropped off supplies getting a basic orientation from BCMF employee Klao.
Also, we got a quick look at how the garden beds are coming along and were pleased to see that they are doing quite well and providing some nutritious fruits and vegetables.
At this time, as previously mentioned, we are no longer making regular visits to the house; only supply drops. As soon as the situation improves and we are instructed that visits may resume, I’ll be sure to let members know.