This month we made two supply drops to the Burma Children Medical Fund's B.K. Kee Patient House delivering our normal supplies of hygiene supplies and supplementary snacks. Nick brought a large supply of mangoes from his partner’s aunt’s garden. We are pleased to report that the new whiteboard has been purchased and work on the repair of the toilet doors will be starting this week.
Director Kanchana has returned to Mae Sot and by the time this update is published we will have had an opportunity to discuss some of the “Big Dreams” that we look forward to assisting BCMF with, having the goal of improving their ability to provide the services that they have been engaged in at B.K. Kee Patient house since 2013.
Intern update: The two nursing student interns, David and Diana have both submitted reports, updating their school status, grades, practicum experiences and written summaries of their activities at the BCMF B.K. Kee Patient House. It is wonderful to report that they both feel that the time spent doing volunteer work has benefited them both professionally and personally.
Nick, Gary, and I plan on holding a “Welcome Party” on May 22nd. There are so many new patients and caregivers at the house now that we would like to take the time to get to know them a little better. We have approached Kanchana about the prospect of us each taking an ATK test to allow us to stay for the duration of the event.
Currently, we are still doing supply drops and are forgoing sustained visits due to Covid and since some patients have suppressed immune systems.
Hours: CMIRC members - 12; Volunteer - 3