Presentation on theme: "Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kenya, Africa The Building of a Dream “…with God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26."— Presentation transcript:
1 Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kenya, Africa The Building of a Dream“…with God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
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 tobe located and the available dentalchairs were shown to the Hunters.
4 the dream began…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.
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.”
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 theUniversity 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.
37 The Dental Clinic, located on the Hospital campus, is operated by the Hospital which is responsible for its successful operation.
38 First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, ND 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.
40 Dental Partners Patterson Dental Supply RAMVAC Corp. A-dec, Inc. The International College of Dentists, USA, providing professional and financial support.Dental supply companies and dental equipment manufacturers: design assistance and financial supportPatterson Dental SupplyRAMVAC Corp.A-dec, Inc.
41 Business Plan/Clinic Operations ManagementDental Officer in Charge (DOC)Qualified Dentist responsible foroperations of the clinic.Administrative BoardResponsible for oversight of the clinic,made up of:The Dental Officer in Chargeand representatives from:Kikuyu HospitalThe Hospital Management Committee
42 Advisory BoardResponsible for oversight of the clinic during the first two years of operation, with the objective of self-sustainability.Board Representation:First Presbyterian Church, FargoDental ManufacturersInternational College of DentistsAppropriate consultants
43 The dream becomes a reality… Jawkim Architects, KenyaDavid Shultz, AIAUSA consultantNeat ConstructionMetro EngineersP.K. Ngugi and associates
44 Budget Phase I Building Construction $ 150,000 Phase II Equipment $ 100,000Phase III Operational Expenses $ 100,000for Two YearsTOTAL Budget $ 350,000
45 Out of a pile of rocks, a clinic grows! Construction begins! The groundbreaking.
58 Opening the Doors …the dream continues Your contribution will provide needed resources to fulfill this vision.Consider the opportunity to be part of this important project through a generous contribution to the Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic.
59 We are well on our way to improving the quality of life for current and future generations of Kenyans byproviding much needed dental education and care.
60 “…with God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26