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DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS RESOURCES
December 27, 2009

I'm a Sociology graduate from the Netherlands. I volunteered at DIR from February 2007 till June 2007 and it was a great experience! I immediately felt this organization is honest, warm and very eager to tell people in the slums about health, food and hygiene. I was stunned about the immunization project and the care for children and pregnant women. DIR educate local people from the slum (Health Promoters) with passion. Each Health Promoter gains the trust of people in their own district and spreads the message of DIR. The knowledge of the disciplined Health Promoters is widespread. The fact that information DIR is bringing comes from local people explains the speed of DIR successes. In June 2009 I will return to Chandigarh to see the progress DIR made in the last two years; I can't wait!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, kind, open, enthousiastic, eager, smart; their hearts are filled with DIR.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand to far more slums to create the same concept, because what works in small scale, will definitely work in large scale as well!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Former volunteer & For example; I coordinated a new schoolproject that collected statistics about children going to school. I helped organizing puppetshows about health topics for children. Daily fieldwork.