HEALTHCARE PLACEMENT 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme.
- Code : G/BM/HC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Myanmar has various healthcare centers and clinics that give free treatment to local villagers or monks who do not have much money to pay for their health in a normal hospital or private clinic. The monastery clinic, which is supported by NGOs and the local government, is one such project. This clinic has a check-up room, a small out-patient room, a small operation room and a dentist room. Working time will be around 4-5 hours a day more or less, depending on patients. You will be working alongside local staff, nurses and doctors and will be provided scrubs and any other medical materials required. You may also have a chance to work in the village for health check ups and healthcare awareness campaigns. Aims &Objectives To support local villagers with better healthcare To benefit local staff with the working exchange. To give practical experience to interns To provide a new experience to established healthcare professionals To support the clinic with man power
During your participation in the program, you will be staying in an authentic monastery. You will share your room with 2 – 4 people. There are western toilets available and cold showers only. There is wifi available in the office areas. There is not much around the monastery as it is located in a residential area in the outskirts of Mandalay, but there is a library where you can relax inside the monastery as well as a local shop where you can buy basic things. The accommodation covers 6 nights and 7 days. Arrival is on Sunday and departure is on Saturday at 12:00. Food will served as Burmese food, which has a lots of rice, vegetables, meat, egg etc. We provide three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day on weekdays and two (breakfast and dinner) on weekends at the monastery.
During the program, you will be staying at the same monastery where you will be teaching. The monastery is located in Nanshe, a residential suburb in Northeastern Mandalay. Since the monastery not only teaches but also aids students in other way, it is the home to over 1,000 children aged 7-18 whose parents are unable to take care of them. Monks reside here as well. The students are friendly and always curious to meet newcomers. Many are pre-university students, which will allow you to interact and maybe even become friends with them. This is a great chance for an authentic cultural exchange! Since the monastery is not located in the center of Mandalay, there is not much around. However, there is a local shop located inside the monastery. The main city is still quite close and can be reached in 5 – 10 minutes driving. Mandalay is a favorite among those who visit Myanmar as it has a great number of attractions, including the Golden Palace Monastery, the Mahamuni Pagoda, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mingun Temple, the Bargaya Monastery, to name a few. Mandalay Hill is another attraction that you can visit during the weekends. In fact, the city of Mandalay got its name from this hill. Mandalay Hill is famous for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries and for being a pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Getting to the top of the hill is a rewarding experience and once there, you will be greeted by a panoramic view of the city and the Sutaungpyei Pagoda (“wish-fulfilling” pagoda). Close to the monastery is a bridge that is a must visit for those who love watching spectacular sunsets or sunrises!
This program is only available to those with healthcare credentials. Only the following qualified participants may apply: – Medical students – Nursing students – Dental students – Doctors – Dentists – Nurses Additional equipment: Clothes that cover your shoulders and knee for visiting temples, schools and sacred sites. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Mandalay International Airport (MDL) on Saturdays and Sundays.