Research for development in rehabilition centre in Bonaire
Besides that, I do my best to make the best for others too. I've worked a couple of jobs as a volunteer. I have worked 3 days a week for 2 years with childeren with a disability, I have been on a summercamp for 9 weeks to give the diasbled campers a wonderfull summer and at last I'm a mentor on holidays for people with a disability so it's possible for them to have holidays as well.
As a student Social work I've worked for 10 months in a rehabilitation centre in the Netherlands to help people who are addicted to drugs, alcohol and medication. I saw some good things that are very helpfull for the treatment and recovery for those people. A wonderfull concept is the people with experiences who help the addicted people. This is a very usefull en successfull way of giving care because they talk about their own experiences when they were addicted and become a inspiration for the patients. It give them hope and they see it is possible to recover from the addiction.
In the Netherlands a lot of care institutions use this concept. But in other countries they don't know about it or don't know how to use it. So my plan is to do a research in the addiction care in Bonaire. I will doing research about the opportunities for experiences experts in the addictioncare overthere.
I think they can development their caresystem and help more people to get their normal life back.
I am really glad that I get the chance to do this research, but I'll have to pay all the costs on my own. Bonaire is a expensive island and since I'm still a student I don't know if I'm able to go and live their on my own costs. So that's why I start this fundraising. I really think this research is very important for the development of the care in Bonaire and I really hope I can make it true. For me as a student Social work is this a great opportunity as well.
So if you think this is a good project and you're able to donate something, even it's only a small contribution; it will all help and I'm very very thankfull for that!
Moniek from the Netherlands, 21 years old.
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