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Sri Lanka 2018-04-24T17:52:47+00:00

SERVICE TRIPS

DCI has been providing dental services to at-risk children in Sri Lanka since 2002. We have provided free dental services to over 8,030 underserved children across the island since then and have donated more than $861,650 in charitable contributions.

We need both dental professionals and non-dental professionals to volunteer on our annual trips. To learn when our next outreach trip to Sri Lanka is click the volunteer tab below.

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DENTAL SURGERY ASSISTANT (DSA) TRAINING PROGRAM IN SRI LANKA

DCI operates a one-year residential Dental Surgery Assistant (DSA) Training Program in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Girls, with little or no formal education, survivors of tragedy and poverty, often abused and neglected, are recruited from children’s homes and given an opportunity to train as dental assistants. Upon completion of the course, DCI helps the girls obtain employment in hospitals and clinics across Sri Lanka.

Serah, a graduate of our first class, who lost her mother at a young age, describes her experience, “When I came here, I was just like a blind girl. I didn’t know what to do, I had no idea for my life, then after, I have my idea, now I can be a good assistant, a professional dental assistant.”

Nitharshini, who spent years in a refugee camp, thanks her sponsor in a simple sentence, “So you gave me eyes.”

Serah and Nitharshini, and the graduates that follow them, can break the cycle of poverty. Changing the course of their lives and make their corner of the world a better place. DCI believes in the power of Serah and Nitharshini, and young women like them. We hope you do too.

To date 46 young women have gone through our DSA Training Program with another 8 set to graduate in August 2018.

Sponsoring a DSA student is $2,400, this covers full board accommodations in our Residential Training Center (RTC) and education. To become a life-changing hero for one of our young students, please go to our donate page and select the DSA sponsorship contribution amount.

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