Charity Dental Clinic Making A Difference In Lebanon

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A children’s dental clinic, which is funded by an international charity based in the UK, is making a huge difference to young people in Sidon, Lebanon.

The new clinic, which operates from the Aisha Um al-Moaminin School, provides free dental care for children aged between 6 and 12 years old. The clinic is run by the Makassed Charitable Islamic Association in conjunction with Give a Child a Toy, an international charity.

It offers free dental treatment for schoolchildren, as well as their teachers and other members of staff. Although it has only opened recently, it is already making a big difference to local children, who previously struggled to see a dentist on a regular basis.

The clinic is staffed by volunteers and run by Dr Jaoudat al-Dada, a former pupil of the school.

After graduating, Dr al-Dada felt that he wanted to do something to help people in need and give something back to the community. Now, all children have their teeth examined and treated before they leave school and this enables them to head off into the future with a confident and healthy smile.

The clinic opens five hours a day and more than one thousand children will be treated by the team of volunteers over the course of the next 12 months.

Give a Child a Toy is a charitable organisation based in the UK; it was founded to help children who were affected by the civil war in Lebanon and has grown rapidly over the years. As well as establishing clinics to provide health and dental care, the charity has also been instrumental in setting up access to libraries and educational programmes for children.

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