Sustainable Training and Relief

STAR GLOBAL CONNECTION

Our mission is to provide sustainable training and relief to underserved individuals and communities globally and in this country. We assist and train individuals or communities enabling them to be self sufficient by showing them sustainable techniques in the areas of medical training and treatment, water purification, energy and education. We will do this with full respect for a community’s traditions, customs and beliefs.

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Our first mission training medics who would go on to treat internally displaced people in Burma.

In April 2011 Bob and Zak traveled to the Thai/Burma border to train a class of student medics who after completing their training would return to their villages in remote Burma to provide medical care
We also donated medical supplies that will be used to treat the over half a million internally displaced persons (IDP’s) who have been displaced during the 60 year civil war in Burma.

Myanmar(Burma) health statistics reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)
In 2010 the Myanmar government spent an average of $23 per person on healthcare. The United States spends $7410 on average per person for healthcare. One out of every fifteen children born in Myanmar dies before the age of five. Cyclone Nargis in 2008 left 77,738 dead and 55,917 missing and destroyed one in five health clinics.

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Zak is inspecting amputation of local villager who previously stepped on land mine.

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taking a break during training.

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auscultating heart sounds

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Zak is inspecting amputation of local villager who previously stepped on land mine.

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training local NGO's on how to build PVC biosand water filters.

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Greg, our photographer and team member is showing the local kids his camera.

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training villagers in remote village outside of Sum Nua on how to build and maintain PVC biosand water filters.

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training local NGO's on how to build PVC biosand water filters.

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Water filtration development and training in Laos January 2012

Bob, Ting and Greg traveled to remote village near Xam Nua, Laos on December 28, 2011 to provide biosand water filtration technology to the local population. Star Global volunteers discussed options for clean water with Nam Saat (The Laos government clean water agency) and local NGO’s. Both organizations were very interested in Star Global’s newly designed PVC biosand filters which were lighter and easier to construct than the previously used cement biosand filters. Star Global volunteers trained NGO staff and local villagers on how to construct and maintain the new PVC biosand filters. Seven PVC biosand filters were constructed by local villagers and implemented at the remote village site. We also provided medical training and donated medical supplies to the local medical clinic.

Not so well known Laos Statistics
Laos is the most bombed country in the world. During the Vietnam war, Laos was neutral, but it had 260,000,000 thats 260 million antipersonnel bombs dropped within its borders by the United States. This is more bombs than were dropped during all of World War one and World War two combined. One B52 bomber dropped its payload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day continuously for nine years on Laos during the Vietnam War.