EDUCATION & TRAINING
Training is the cornerstone of who we are. It’s the only way to ensure that every child receives quality medical care every time, everywhere they receive surgery. Our goal is to move towards sustainable treatment programmes conducted at the local level.
Through our education initiatives, medical volunteers are given specialised skills to treat children with facial deformities — in doing this, we extend our impact beyond simply delivering treatments in the field.
Our medical missions restore smiles to children and provide learning opportunities for our volunteers. We deliver training during each of our medical missions, ranging from formal medical conferences to informal workshops on specific skills or techniques.
Certain team members are selected to engage in this educational role, which they perform before, during and/or after the surgical mission. At times, the team may include guest educators who are internationally recognised in their fields. These educational programmes are designed to meet the training needs of the healthcare facilities and professionals in the mission site.