Trade-off is our way of plugging in with others in need, practically, supportively…Using our career skills to aid, educate and further others who desperately require a hand-up rather than just a hand-out!
Sammy is a trained electrician, teacher and ordained minister and Kylie has 3 decades experience as a registered nurse with diverse tribal people groups in different settings, notably Australia (SA/NT), Saudi Arabia and USA.
February 2019 we returned to Mae Sot, Thailand, and ran three trade schools, a level 1 electrical one as usual, a level 2 electrical, and a first response trauma/medical skills school. This incorporated basic life support, first aid, wound management, and pertinent skills like BP assessment, stroke awareness, cardiovascular education and the essentials of good hand washing! This was achieved in partnership with http://thecharisproject.org and http://www.thearkinitiative.org. Check 'em out!
February 2020 will see Sammy go (without Kylie who will be in a process for Irish citizenship) and run further electrical schools as well as construction and implementation of a recording studio with our friend Rhys Duursma of Mayfair Lane. This will enable podcasts and other recording projects for use in both Thailand and over the border. Thanks to all who have donated equipment, funds and resources that will enable this! We are stoked with technology like a multi- SD card recorder that has been custom built for this project!
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