by Michael McCarthy • July 17, 2014 • Comments Off on UBC Dentistry supports Malahat project with free clinic
While the Write to Read Project’s main focus is on improving aboriginal literacy, the overall mission is to “build partnerships between urban professionals and aboriginal communities in rural areas.” Thanks to the strong connections that many members of Rotary have built in the business communities in which they work, the UBC School of Dentistry has been holding dental clinics annually in participating Write to Read First Nations locations. Click here to find out from Dean Chuck Schuler why the university supports Write to Read.
This week, the graduating students can be found in the community of Malahat on Vancouver Island, south of Duncan. The Malahat First Nation will soon be officially opening its Write to Read library, incorporating yet another modular building donated by Britco Structures. The overall project was designed by Write to Read volunteer architect Scott Kemp. Volunteers from many different professions are welcome to join the project.