Volunteers from different backgrounds share their experiences and explain why they continue to volunteer.
Shenzhen, China, October 28 – 31, 2015
I feel privileged to be one of the team teaching dysphagia management to medical professionals in China. The knowledge and experience of the teaching team made the course a wonderful experience for me. I learnt a lot from other team members!
Thank you to the team for their passion in helping others. I know we all spent our private time to support this course. 4 days is a lot! The students learnt a great deal in a nurturing environment. The students impressed me too, with their hunger to learn and their passion.
When we arrived, many students were already well prepared for the clinical placement. During the 4 days I spent with them, I heard statements like: “I never thought there was so much to practice”, and “This is cool, I never expected to see the demonstration!”
I am so happy that they have taken something back to their own cities and provinces to enhance their skills when serving the elderly. I wish those messages could be spread, and more therapists, nurses and doctors can join our training courses in the future so that the quality of dysphagia management in the mainland can be upgraded to an even higher standard. This is not easy, but I believe when we do our best, God will do the rest.