Volunteer with ARTS! Join us October 10th - 20th for an amazing trip to Uganda and help ARTS reach people who don’t have regular access to dental professionals. Learn more at www.artsmile.org
ARTS has had a busy summer and continues to empower African communities without access to dental professionals and push for higher levels of oral health in rural areas.
Earlier this year ARTS welcomed two new team members. Michaela Rawsthorn joined the team bringing social media and communication expertise to ARTS. This summer she has been growing the impact of ARTS by recruiting more volunteers through social media. In addition to Michaela, ARTS also welcomed Lucy Green. Lucy brings a deep understanding of program management to ARTS. This summer she has been supporting the planning of the annual trips to Uganda and Senegal. She created an online application for ARTS volunteers to improve and streamline the application process. She also created a new information packet that has been attached to this report.
In June, ARTS held its annual fundraiser through Global Giving. The fundraiser was a success, raising almost $6,000 in just two weeks. ARTS is thankful to all its donors for their sustained support. Due to the successful fundraiser, ARTS was able to become a permanent partner on the Global Giving platform, gaining access to helpful resources for international organizations.
A challenge ARTS faced this August resulted in postponing the September Senegal trip. Due to complications with the Senegalese Ministry of Health, ARTS was forced to postpone the annual trip. However, ARTS views this challenge as an opportunity for growth and has been working on strengthening its relationship with the Ministry of Health.
ARTS is excited for it’s upcoming trip to Uganda in October. We have a team of volunteers ready to bring much needed dental care to rural communities but are actively looking for one or two more volunteers!
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