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Review for Developing Indigenous Resources, El Cerrito, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Physician Assistant licensed in the state of California. The only adjective that comes to mind when describing my volunteering experience with DIR in Chandigarh, India is "blessed". I had the opportunity to work extensively with Frederick Shaw and ancillary staff in April 2009 teaching Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology to the field health providers of the Janta Colony in Chandigarh. The dedication, integrity, and unwavering good hearts of all concerned was incredibly moving for me. The good that resulted from their deep caring was evident not only "objectively" (in a clinical sense) but in the deepest heartfelt sense as well. In that regard one need not have looked any further than the glowing smiles of both the workers, and the recipients of such tireless,profound generosity...I will carry their good hearts always.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Chandigarh, India both in a teaching capacity and "on the ground" in the Janta colony as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have better housing options for prospective volunteers. (This of course is a funding issue)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The single pointed selflessness and clarity of mission.

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

Deeply committed

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

Effect the most profound changes in countless lives. It really is not possible to enumerate all the potential good, and the myriad levels at which lives would be affected in such short a space. I suggest donating what one can, and extrapolating the result

Ways to make it better...

I could have spent more time helping.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Receiving adequate funding so that their ability to deliver needed services is assured.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Taught medical teminology, anatomy and physiology.