Documentarist Tristan Stoch offers some insight into Acupuncture Relief Project's volunteer practitioners as they prepare for the clinic in Nepal. In this short video, practitioners share their thoughts in what brought them to the program and what they hope to accomplish through the experience. Please enjoy this short film by clicking here.
Tristan will be joining us in October to help document our efforts in Nepal. We are look forward to having him with us and hopefully we be sharing our experience in Nepal with a documentary film next year!
As we prepare for our departure in September,
I am proud to announce that thirteen volunteer practitioners have been selected for the Acupuncture Relief Project's 2011/12 Third World Medicine Immersion Program in Nepal. Our volunteers from Australia, Canada and the United States will be working at the Vajra Varahi Healthcare Clinic in Chapagaon Nepal from September 19th 2011 to March 1st 2012, providing over 400 treatment days of medical support to the people of this region. Our team aspires to offer nearly 10,000 acupuncture and herbal treatments over this time period.
We have prepared lots of exciting training for our interpreting staff and our volunteers to create an experience that benefits our communities and patients both in Nepal and here at home.
In Nepal, wide-spread corruption and economic devastation continues to cripple this beautiful country. We feel that our efforts are not only beneficial, but also a fundamental part of establishing basic health care this region. In addition, our practitioners receive first hand experience providing primary care in a third world environment. This unique experience helps them build the skills and confidence it takes to provide exemplary and effective care in their own community practices.
Please consider making a cash donation in support of our gifted and generous volunteers.
$10.00 — Provides for 10 people to be treated in our clinic
$20.00 — Pays a local interpreter for one week
$50.00 — Supports one practitioner for one clinic day
$100.00 — Pays for our team's clinic supplies for one day
Think for a moment about how much impact we can have when we can treat up to 120 people for as little as $100.
Donating is easy: Click here to make a tax deductible donation via our website or send a check to Acupuncture Relief Project, 3712 NE 40th Ave., Vancouver WA 98661.
I sincerely thank you for your continued interest and support.
President, Acupuncture Relief Project