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2. VOLUNTEER / INTERN WITH US
The following are a set of broad activities that can be done during an internship with Ratna Nidhi. The program can be customized as per time period, skill set, and interests of the intern.
1. Mobility Project (Duration: 1 week)
(i) Understanding the manufacturing process of Made-To-Measure Jaipur Foot and other mobility aids.
(ii) Building awareness of the project among community members and thereby identifying patients at the community level.
(iii) Visit patient's home to see the change in their life and the benefits they have received from our Jaipur foot project.
(iv) Document case stories of patients who have benefited from our intervention.
2. Food for Education (Duration: 1 week)
(i) Visit our kitchen and understand the logistics of managing timely delivery of hot and freshly cooked food daily to 4500 children spread across 37 schools in Mumbai.
(ii) Visit the recipient schools and conduct an impact study of how the meal helps the children to grow better. Interact with schools teachers and students to understand more about their lifestyle and backgrounds.
3. Educational Scholarship for Terror victims (1 week)
(i) Visit the recipient of the scholarship program to understand and document their life after these attacks and the impact of the scholarships on the children over the years.
“My whole family visited the Jaipur Foot Center; the lead person explained how the Jaipur foot is designed for a specific patient; once designed, how it is tested and refined to perfection for maximum mobility, convenience, and comfort of the patient. In fact, the main technician was himself a recipient of a full leg prosthetics from RNCT. To our surprise, he demonstrated the utility and flexibility of this prosthetic by jumping off from a high stool without any trouble. We also visited other projects including Food for Education, Garment Distribution, and Vocational training for underprivileged children. We came away with a sense of gratitude for RNCT for the profound nature of the charitable work they perform on a daily basis. We look forward to future opportunities to contribute to these and other noble causes of RNCT.”
“The visit to Jaipur Foot Center was very wonderful and heartwarming experience for me. I saw first-hand the fitting of Jaipur Foot on the patients which enabled them to walk and be independent. Some of the patients and their families had travelled far distance. The patients were mainly from the economically under privileged group who could not afford these expenses on their own. The staff at the center was very courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and dedicated to serve the patients.I applaud the Mobility project and Food for Education activities of RNCT to uplift the human spirit. The smiling faces of the beneficiaries as they were leaving the center said it all.
“ Our visit to the Jaipur Foot Center, was an extremely rewarding experience for my wife and me. Ashaben briefed us; about how they reach out to different communities to identify candidates needing Jaipur feet or Caliper; the Manufacturing Engineer, explained the materials and process that goes into the making of the Prosthesis. She explained why customization is needed for a smooth transition from the remaining limb to the Prosthesis. A young man, who had lost his leg in a road accident, told us his story and showed us, the use of the Jaipur Foot. Mobility that these devices provide is a tremendous gift to the recipient as well as the family and society as a whole.”
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