Free Medical & Dental Checkups for all Freesia & Gardenia Students
AlphaBet Club’s initiative in doing a thorough medical checkup for the students of Freesia and Gardenia Schools showed a lot of interest by various NGOs in Bangalore. We are happy to share with ABC community that a very successful medical camp was conducted on March 18th in Freesia School by Soroptimist International (SI) Bangalore. ABC is extremely proud to mention that all the partners i.e., ABC, Building Blocks (BB) and SI Bangalore that came together for this are all Bangalore Effective Education Task Force (BEETF) partners that share the same vision of providing education for the underprivileged kids of Bangalore. Through the effective and large network of BEETF, these partners were able to leverage the synergies and create this wonderful project for the students of BB. SI Bangalore very articulately collaborated this camp with a team of eight dentists from R V Dental College, two physicians from St. Philomena’s Hospital and one senior physician who is an internal SI member.
A total of 103 students aged between 3 to 8 years from Freesia School and 40 students aged between 3 to 5 years of Gardenia School were seen by the General Physicians of St. Philomena’s Hospital and by the senior SI member doctor for an overall physical checkup and a complete dental checkup and treatment was done by RV Dental College for the 103 students of Freesia School. Also, over 100+ parents were given an oral health and hygiene lecture with demonstrations by the doctors of RV Dental College. Also, the dentists played games with children in groups of 30 students on the theme of maintaining dental health and hygiene. SI Bangalore’s effort was visibly seen by their members showing profound interest in doing this for the BB Schools and also actively participating on the day of the camp. There was a strong presence of their team members who gave away toothbrushes, toothpaste, multivitamins and deworming medicines for all the 140+ children. Also they had arranged for a delicious lunch for all the children, parents, siblings, staff of BB, SI members and of course for the doctors. A total of 280+ meals was sponsored free for all by Mrs. Shruthi Anand of Prakash Café who was very touched to see the great work being done by ABC and BB. ABC wholeheartedly thank the members of SI Bangalore, St. Philomena’s college, RV Dental College, Prakash Café, staff of BB and BEETF for conducting a successful medical drive!