SEVEN-year-old Ismael David, who attends the New Erima Primary School in the National Capital District (NCD), had his decayed upper incisor (tooth) extracted by a volunteer dental therapist at the school grounds last week.
Mother Bella Mathew was grateful to the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) team for helping her son.
“I do not have the money to afford dental clinic and, if YWAM team did not come to David’s school, my son will not receive the dental service he got today,” Mathew said.
David and hundreds of students from four schools in NCD were fortunate to access free dental care services from the YWAM team that had been servicing city schools since January.
YWAM is a not-for-profit Christian organisation that has been serving rural and remote communities in the southern region since 2010.
Volunteers either walk to operation venues, travel by dinghies or the YWAM hospital ship, or use mobile vans and trucks.
YWAM had expanded its servicing network this year, with the use of a semi-trailer to carry out its school dental programme.
Outer city schools already covered included the Sevese Morea primary and secondary schools, and the Koki and Kilakila primary schools.
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