Going for Gold: Oral Care for Blind Children

While on a trip to India, Nikita, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Westford, noticed high rates of blindness among children. Although institutions take care of these children, many lacked knowledge about proper dental care.

Nikita reached out to a dental school in India, connecting with dentists and dental students to help with her project. The volunteers taught dental care through individual hand-over-hand coaching sessions with the children, helping them smell and feel unclean teeth with their tongues and fingers.

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The dentists will continue to make regular visits to continue this initiative in providing regular care and learning workshops. Nikita created a documentary about her project to engage other volunteers, which she posted to YouTube and was streamed on a local television channel.

We are so inspired by Nikita’s global service!

One comment

  1. Deviprasad Makonahally · · Reply

    Great job!That really nice to serve the need.Service to humanity is service to God.


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