Weʼve raised £650 to aid me in my placement to Sri Lanka to volunteer for 4 weeks to gain experience in a low-resource hospital.
- Kandy, Sri Lanka
- Funded on Monday, 20th August 2018
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I hoped that you may be able to provide me with a donation towards my hospital placement in Sri Lanka, any donations would be very much appreciated.
I am taking my placement with Work the World, a reputable company who have been conducting healthcare trips to developing countries for over a decade. The placement is structured to help students like me to gain experience with treating diseases and advanced pathophysiology that are rare in the Western World. I will be able to apply my knowledge that I have learnt in the last 2 years at university to care for patients in Sri Lanka and share skills with the local clinical staff in Kandy.
My hospital placement to Sri Lanka will mean I get to experience practicing in a developing country and get first-hand experience in a very different clinical setting to that at home, which will be useful because patients in my local hospital are multi-cultural so I will be able to support them better.
Before I commence my placement, I am going to learn some key phrases in Sinhalese and when I am in Sri Lanka we are given the opportunity to learn more of their language, which will help me to communicate with the patients. I will also be able to meet with other students from all over the world and share experiences with each other.
I will be there for 4 weeks and will be keeping a diary of my experiences. Just by working abroad for this period it will develop my understanding of various cultural needs and improve my non-verbal communication, which is key for nursing.
On my return from Sri Lanka, I would be very happy to share my experiences with everyone.
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Stefan & Veronika
Jul 24, 2018
Jul 4, 2018
Good luck and enjoy the experience.
Jun 20, 2018
Such a good initiative Amber. All the best!
May 20, 2018
Well done Amber. I wish I was as motivated as you clearly are when I was your age. I'm sure that it will be a fantastic and rewarding experience.
Hung & Lily Truong
May 14, 2018
What a great and worthy experience! Good luck Amber, and safe journey. With our best wishes.
May 11, 2018
Very good cause, all the best.
Mathulan Ganeshan (Barings)
May 8, 2018
Enjoy Kandy.. please take a good umbrella with you :-).
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
My name is Amber James and I am a student at Anglia Ruskin University, studying Adult Nursing. I’m in my second year of study and hope to become a qualified nurse in the next two years. I am taking part in a placement in Sri Lanka to gain experience in a developing hospital.