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The Building of a Dream …with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kenya, Africa.

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1 The Building of a Dream …with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kenya, Africa

2 From a small beginning…. In June, 2000, a work group from the First Presbyterian Church of Fargo, North Dakota, USA, traveled to the PCEA Kikuyu Hospital in Kenya. They took with them supplies to equip a small room at the hospital for a dental clinic.

3 Upon arrival at Kikuyu Hospital, the dental supplies were unpacked and inventoried by Dr. Bill Hunter, a dentist from Fargo, and his wife Carolyn. The room where the clinic was to be located and the available dental chairs were shown to the Hunters.

4 During that visit, discussion continued between Dr. Hunter and the Medical Officer in Charge, Dr. Salvador de la Torre and the trip leaders, the Rev. Richard Raum and Sharon Secor. The dream of building a modern, well equipped dental unit began. the dream began…

5 Since then, the path has been similar to the paths walked in Kenya; filled with ruts and sometimes seemingly impassable,

6 but always lined with beauty and the miraculous evidence of God at work in the world.

7 And through it all has been the constant truth that …with God, all things are possible.

8 The Vision

9 To develop and build a dental clinic at the Kikuyu Hospital in Kenya to serve the dental care needs of the local and regional population.

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11 To provide quality dental care in a pleasant environment with state-of-the-art equipment in place.

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14 To develop outreach programs to the neighboring schools and orphanages and to promote preventative dentistry through education.

15 To serve as a training center for graduate students from the University of Nairobi Dental School. Dr. Nelson Malenya Dental Officer in Charge

16 To provide opportunities for mission-minded dental professionals to volunteer their services. Dr. Bill Hunter, USA and Dr. Nelson Malenya, Kenya

17 To provide a facility operated and maintained by Kenyans that is financially self-sustaining.

18 Inserting a porcelain fused to metal crown on a patient A full mouth scaling

19 Dental lab technician preparing a partial denture. Dental nurse sterilizing equipment

20 THE NEED FOR DENTAL CARE

21 There are only 700 dentists in Kenya, serving a population of over 32 million. Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic

22 Kenyans know that dental health is essential to the quality of life for themselves and their children.

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25 Dental care is not readily accessible to the people of Kenya.

26 The Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic will help to address the critical need for access to quality dental services. Immediate, comprehensive and preventative dental health care for children and adults.

27 Comprehensive dental care will we be offered on a fee for service basis, with profits used to provide services to the poor.

28 A Partnership in Health Care The Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Project is a partnership with stakeholders in Kenya and the United States. Members of the Kikuyu Hospital Building Committee and faculty of the University of Nairobi Dental School in 2004.

29 In 2002 a Memorandum of Understanding was developed and agreed upon, and serves as the framework for the development of the dental clinic.

30 Partners Building a Dream

31 The Kikuyu Hospital, founded in 1908, serves a population of 500,000, and has a long history of providing critical medical services to the region. The Kikuyu Hospital

32 Eye Unit

33 General Hospital Unit

34 Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Unit

35 The Hospital is operated and managed by Kenyans. Medical Officer in charge. Finance Officer PCEA Moderator and General Secretary Hospital Management Comm. ChairHospital Administrator

36 Medical staff Kitchen staff

37 The Dental Clinic, located on the Hospital campus, is operated by the Hospital which is responsible for its successful operation.

38 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Committee of the First Presbyterian Church continues to oversee the successful launch of this project. First Presbyterian is responsible for handling donations to the project through a dedicated account. First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, ND

39 Individual Contributors Contributing Congregations 1 st Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina Sardis Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, North Dakota The Outreach Foundation, providing project management. Presbyterian Church, USA

40 Dental Partners The International College of Dentists, USA, providing professional and financial support. Dental supply companies and dental equipment manufacturers: design assistance and financial support Patterson Dental Supply RAMVAC Corp. A-dec, Inc.

41 Business Plan/Clinic Operations Management Dental Officer in Charge (DOC) Qualified Dentist responsible for operations of the clinic. Administrative Board Responsible for oversight of the clinic, made up of: The Dental Officer in Charge and representatives from: Kikuyu Hospital The Hospital Management Committee

42 Advisory Board Responsible for oversight of the clinic during the first two years of operation, with the objective of self-sustainability. Board Representation: First Presbyterian Church, Fargo Dental Manufacturers International College of Dentists Appropriate consultants

43 The dream becomes a reality… Jawkim Architects, Kenya David Shultz, AIA USA consultant Neat Construction Metro Engineers P.K. Ngugi and associates

44 Budget Phase IBuilding Construction $ 150,000 Phase IIEquipment $ 100,000 Phase IIIOperational Expenses $ 100,000 for Two Years TOTAL Budget $ 350,000

45 Out of a pile of rocks, a clinic grows! The groundbreaking. Construction begins!

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47 The equipment is purchased and stored at Magnum, Ltd. warehouse.

48 Shipping Day!

49 One more box Loaded The loading crewThe appreciative committee Thank you, Magnum

50 By land….. and by sea….

51 The shipping route…..

52 The container arrives

53 …and the equipment is installed.

54 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic …with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

55 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Dedication September 9, 2006

56 Phase III of the project is underway….

57 The community is being served….

58 Opening the Doors … the dream continues Consider the opportunity to be part of this important project through a generous contribution to the Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic. Your contribution will provide needed resources to fulfill this vision.

59 We are well on our way to improving the quality of life for current and future generations of Kenyans by providing much needed dental education and care.

60 …with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

61 Asante sana!Thank you!

62 Contributions Project Contributions may be sent to: Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic c/o First Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 327 Fargo, North Dakota Make Checks payable to: First Presbyterian Church

63 Contacts For more information, contact: Rev. Steve Shive First Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 327 Fargo, ND Phone (701) Fax (701) Sharon Secor th Street South Fargo, ND Phone (701) William Hunter, DDS th Avenues South Fargo, ND Phone (701) Fax (701) Marty Hoag 1018 Oak Street North Fargo, ND Phone (701)

64 The Building of a Dream …with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kenya, Africa


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