KUWAIT- The Kuwait Dental Students Society (KDSS) plans to held a dental outreach mission in the Philippines.
In their meeting with Philippine Labour Attache David Des Dicang at the Philippines Labour Office, Faterna Al-Kazemi, the KDSS President, said that the organization from the Kuwait University Faculty of Dentistry will conduct its first outreach program in the Southeast Asian country this coming August.
The proposed one-week long mission will be possible with the help of the Club Ilonggo in Kuwait (CIK), which is a group of licensed dentists and dentistry students. It will be held in some rural places in Iloilo City. The goal of the program is to provide free dental check-up and services to the community.
Al-Kazemi stated that they will take this mission to the Philippines as an opportunity not only to gain clinical experience in the community but to extend help to the Filipinos as well.
“Most importantly, the dental outreach mission aims at fostering the passion for volunteerism and social responsibility.” she said.
Dicang, on the other hand, expressed his gratitude for this good news. He appreciated the goal of the organization to send a dental outreach mission to the Philippines and he assured support for this activity.
“As early as now, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for choosing the Philippines for your first outreach mission. Rest assured that we will fully support you on your project.”
Al-Kazemi, who came with the other officials of the group, expressed excitement for the realization of this plan. She also stated how they can help further.
“We’re all excited to visit the Philippines and be in the forefront to help the Filipino community in their dental healthcare and needs and at the same time donate some dental gadgets and equipment during our dental mission.”
The outreach mission is already on the process of preparations. CIK already contacted with the local government of Iloilo City and they have already asked support from the Philippine Embassy.