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Rwanda 2012 (May)

In May 2012 the Dental Wellness Trust went to Rwanda to screen 1000 Orphans at the request of the Point Foundation. The project was sponsored by Henry Schein and was a joint initiative with Alpha Omega International and the Dental Wellness Trust. Dr Itzy Weinberg, an Alpha Omega member from Zurich in Switzerland travelled to Rwanda with a dental hygienist and photographer. They visited the Noel Orphanage in Northern Rwanda and the Kimisagra Orphanage in the capital Kigali, and screened 1000 orphans to assess their dental needs. They also presented oral hygiene lessons for the children, as part of the DWT’s mission to educate and treat underprivileged people in oral health care. We are planning further projects to help the Point Foundation and their work in Rwanda.