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Orphanages in India benefit from SLC visit


Thanks in part to a number of local businesses, sponsors, and the St. Lawrence College Foundation, five students from the St. Lawrence College Nursing program will be experiencing a new culture and learning about the health requirements of the needy in countries such as India, Napal and Bangladesh.

Nicole Dallinger, a second year BScN student left on Friday, April 23 with first-year students Pierre Belanger and Shari Ballma, third-year students Monica Latour and Harpreet Dhother, teacher Ruth Pollock and program coordinator Mona Burrows. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience, the group will also be enjoying the benefits of helping those in need at hospitals and orphanages in those countries. Part of the trip will also include a visit with university nursing students in India.

"I am so thankful to all of our sponsors who either gave health products for us to bring or who made monetary contributions towards our trip," said Dallinger before leaving. Dallinger works for Robyn Guindon, pharmacist and owner of Shoppers Drug Mart, who donated health products including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and lotions. "These products will help promote hygiene to some needy children", she explained.