I wanted to thank everyone involved for their support and time working with the Vikramasila Foundation’s “Dental Hygiene and Nutritional Health Campaign”. The campaign was incredibly successful. With the money donated through BU and private sponsors we were able to provide each student at the Pema Ts’al School mouthwash, floss, toothpaste, and a toothbrush with more supplies in storage to last approximately for another 6-9 months. A dentist came to the school and also assessed the condition of the children’s teeth. The Vikramasila Foundation, through private sponsors, is providing the money for dental cleaning, tooth extractions, and fluoride treatments for the children at a discounted rate which will ultimately be free to the students. Each student was also given a nutritional education packet and dental health brochures along with a lecture with the local dentist.
I thank everyone for their contributions, especially the members of UPHA who helped organize the fundraising.