Background on Pala U Noi Village
This village has approximately 40 households with 200 residents. Jungle Aid has been visiting and supporting this village for 6 years. We have held regular emergency medical clinics, health promotion classes, supported hospital visits, provided basics such as rice and medicines, clothes, shoes, hygiene and stationery, installed water tanks and support access to school for all children under 16 years old.
Over the years’ Jungle Aid has achieved a huge amount:
- We have seen over 2188 patients during 91 remote clinics
- We have supported over 175 hospital treatments
- We have carried out 67 village assessments
- We have donated masses of rice, clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, medicine, bikes and water tanks
Our team consisted of 13 volunteers (11 adults and 2 children) who met on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Joining us on the trip was James Goyder, a coach from Dusit Thani Hua Hin Soccer Academy, who put on a fantastic soccer clinic for 10 children from the village.
The drive to the village takes about 1.5 hours from Hua Hin, a journey that takes you through some stunning scenery and elephant country. After leaving the main road to access the village you have to drive over some rough terrain, cross a few fast flowing rivers and navigate some very muddy roads.
Emma and Aranya, our JA nurses were able to work closely with the families that needed support with skin conditions and injuries. We were also able to refer patients to our osteopath visiting from France, Kim, who was supporting us from Hands of Solidarity. Health promotion on hand washing and tooth brushing was given. We provided over 30 tooth brushes and bars of soap to the families before giving out the clothes and shoes.
With the help of a JA translator, the area manager was able to discuss the well project and gain further understanding of what information is needed to proceed with the first phase of digging the well. There was also a great conversation with the local teacher, to determine how we can support educational needs of the village. Two students who are currently at University need our immediate financial help and we hope to be able to do that in the coming weeks.
Our next visit is scheduled for October 28, 2017
Thank you for all your support and helping us make this happen………….