Have you ever wanted to make a significant difference in the world? Have you ever wanted to know that your efforts have directly improved people’s lives, helped someone to walk, or helped someone to be able to work and care for their family?
We have shared that dream and now we would like you to become an active part of it. In 2011 we launched an educational program in Ethiopia and in 2012 we started one in Kenya. These programs continue to grow and continue to benefit the populations of these two countries.
There is an enormous unmet need for rehabilitation in the third world. People crawl when they should be walking, people beg when they could be working. The level of training of physical therapists is crude at best. The reason is simple. The physiotherapists have no access to modern education. They are smart, they are motivated, but they don’t have people to teach on a long term organized basis. We are committed to providing access.
In the past few years, we have sent over 40 teachers to Africa. In 2014, in partnership with Addis Abba University Medical School and Regis University, we launched the first doctoral program in physical therapy on the African continent. Think about that for a second. An organized, sustainable, modern educational program taught initially by American university professors and the Jackson Clinics staff. Our small practice in Middleburg has accomplished something that has truly changed lives. In January 2018 we graduated 17 DPT's from the Ethiopia Program.
In 2012 we started a long term educational project in Kenya to upgrade the skills of diploma graduates. We started our eighth cohort in October 2018. The Ministry of Health and the Kenya Medical Training College are solidly behind our efforts. We have University professors from around the country volunteering to staff our projects. We send our own staff members as well and pay them professional leave to go. Again, our commitment is to pay everyone’s airfare. In Kenya, very good housing is provided. Our graduates are making a difference in patient care.
So, how can you help? First and foremost we need financial support. This can come as a direct donation, (we have established a non‐profit 501C3 foundation so donations are fully deductible), or by offering your expertise, ideas, or connections. We need about $100,000 per year to cover airfare and housing. ALL donations will be used for the cost of our programs, including Women's Health. There are no other costs involved, including administrative costs. If you decide to send a check please make it payable to The Jackson Clinics Foundation.
Send donations to:
PO Box 1769
Middleburg, VA 20118
If you can provide help with the process of fund raising, names of other foundations we can approach, or people you know that would help, please give us a call.
Thank you for reading, thank you for caring, and thank you for helping.
WAYS YOU CAN DONATE
Stop by The Jackson Clinics Middleburg, VA location.
119 The Plains Rd., Ste 100
Middleburg, VA 20118
Call us to donate over the phone. Hours: 8am - 5pm (EST)
Send us an email to learn more about how you can help.