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(10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

Join hand with SoFia Foundation to provide free dental health and menstruation health programs for poor families in La Cienega neighborhood.

EL SALVADOR - December 2021
(11 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

Providing dental health education, menstruation health education, and prevention of sexual transmitted disease education for the small community of El Zonte, La Libertad.

(23 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

There are thousands of people living in the sprawling neighborhood of La Cienega who can use a little help hand, Sofia Foundation free clinic gives so much to the children and young adults who live with so little. Another school for girls from poor families in Cabarete is Mariposa Foundation - empowering girls from eggs to beautiful butterlies, our dental health and menstruation health programs for girls are a huge success! We also added Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases to our health program!

(18 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

Volunteered at the free clinic of Sofia Foundation serving the poor neighborhood of La Cienega, Cabarete.

COSTA RICA - March 2021
(10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

Serving school children in elementary schools of CEPIA Foundation and a poor barrio of Guanacaste.

COLOMBIA, South America, December 2020
(9 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

The first-ever dental health program and menstruation health for girls in the remote areas near the border of Venezuela, many indigenous communities live in the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. On the outskirts of Cartanega is a sprawling neighborhood of La Boquilla, little kids got dental health education and gifts, little girls also got menstruation health and kits that they can use for many years.

COSTA RICA - October 2020
(10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/28/2022)

Working with CEPIA - a nonprofit organization in Guanacaste province helping at-risk children of poor families. Dental health education and menstruation health for girls are greatly needed here.

EL SALVADOR - December 2019
(19 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/2/2021)

The rural communities of El Zonte, a small quiet seaside town where people still cook food on 3 rocks and children play barefoot on dirt roads. Parents and children are most appreciative of the health education sessions and the gifts of school supplies, household products, and dental supplies.

ECUADOR - May 2019
(32 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/27/2021)

Dental education sessions for the children, and menstruation health for girls sessions at Hope Orphanage Center for handicapped children in Quito, and for the elementary school children of the indigenous tribe in the Amazon forest on the bank of Napo River, Ecuador. Gifts of dental supplies and needed medication for the dentists and hospitals on the Galapagos islands.

VIETNAM November 2019
(39 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/27/2021)

The mountainous region of Northern Vietnam is home of many indigenous communities who subsist on the land through agricultural means as their ancestors have been doing for thousands of years. Our team reached a Boarding School near the border of Laos, and other rural schools near the border of China.

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(59 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2019)

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VIETNAM March 2019
(38 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2019)

We came from Washington, California, and Tennessee to join hands with our Vietnam team to bring the much needed dental care and dental education to children living in the remote villages of Central and South Vietnam. We traveled by plane, bus, boat, and even by motorcycle to areas where there are only narrow roads for motorcycles or on foot. And one school can only be reached by boat. On this trip we had for the first time an entire family volunteered, Dr. Yolanda Mangrum, her husband Tom Walsh and their two sons, 13 years old Thomas, and 11 years old Patrick. Patrick is the youngest volunteer in our 35 year history. Our team helped over 2,000 elementary school children and 500 families with children from birth to 4 years old.

VIETNAM November 2018
(29 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/14/2019)

We traveled on rugged winding narrow twisted mountain roads to reach the village of Tai Xua in Son La province ( closed to the Laostian border) and the village of Ban Peo in Gia Lai province (closed to the border with China) where children live with very little, many still live without electricity even though the temperature can drop below freezing and there is snow and ice storm. Beside dental education program, we also provided winter jackets for 600 elementary school children.

(4 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/27/2018)

In May, Tram led a team of volunteers traveled to 8 elementary schools in rural remote villages to carry out dental education program to 2,000 children. At some villages the team had to travel by motorcycles as there is no road for for 4 wheel vehicles.

VIETNAM March 2018
(21 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/27/2018)

5 of us from the US, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee, met with our VN team in Saigon and combined with a team of dentist and dental students in Hue, Central VN, our team of 18 worked together to bring free dental care to children of 5 elementary schools in the remote village of Nam Dong province. We also reached an elementary school in Soc Trang and one in An Giang.

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