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Weʼre raising £1,000 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
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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

      Stefan & Veronika

      Jul 24, 2018


    • Paul Hutchins

      Paul Hutchins

      Jul 4, 2018

      Good luck and enjoy the experience.


    • Juste Hessou

      Juste Hessou

      Jun 20, 2018

      Such a good initiative Amber. All the best!


    • Nick Gibbons

      Nick Gibbons

      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

      Hung & Lily Truong

      May 14, 2018

      What a great and worthy experience! Good luck Amber, and safe journey. With our best wishes.


    • Rakesh handoo

      Rakesh handoo

      May 11, 2018

      Very good cause, all the best.


    • Mathulan Ganeshan (Barings)

      Mathulan Ganeshan (Barings)

      May 8, 2018

      Enjoy Kandy.. please take a good umbrella with you :-).


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    Amber James

    Amber James

    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.

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