Dentist explains connection to Write to Read
Dentist and Rotarian Dr. Doug Neilson (click here) attending a dental clinic at the Malahat First Nation, explains the history between Rotary, Write to Read, UBC School of Dentistry and participating First Nations communities. For many years Rotarians have been hosting dental clinics in developing countries. For instance, recently Rotary sent 5 containers of mobile dental equipment to the Philippines, where 25 people travelled carrying 2 bags each, including folding dental chairs. Then they heard about the need for dental care at First Nations communities in BC. They held their first dental clinic at Penalikut, an island reserve near Chemainus, in 2009. The Malahat clinic represents the 5th year they have visited with First Nations communities participating in the Write to Read Project.