M-W High School student volunteers at medical outreach mission in Guyana

on August 8, 2017
High school student Ishita Krishan works with volunteer doctors sorting medicine in Guyana.

M-W High School senior Ishita Krishan assists a patient at a medical mission in Guyana.

Monroe-Woodbury is a school district built upon a foundation of community service, compassion and caring. Rising senior Ishita Krishan is just one example of a student giving back.

Ishita volunteered at a week-long medical outreach mission in Guyana this summer, her second mission since 2016 for the Guyana Watch Foundation. Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America.

Working with a team of 30 health professionals and volunteers, including her dad Sanjeev Krishan, Ishita helped attend to more than 2,500 patients in remote Guyanese villages. At the outreach camps, Ishita helped manage the makeshift pharmacy and patient registration desk, recorded medical histories and was a dental and medical assistant to accompanying doctors. The team was felicitated for their selfless service by the Prime Minister of Guyana, Mr. Moses Nagamootoo.

The father-daughter team came back with enriching experiences in compassion, community service and healthcare services.

High School student Ishita Krishan helps patient at the medical mission in Guyana.

Ishita was part of a medical team who helped provide medical services to under serviced populations in Guyana.

The M-W community is proud of Ishita and her selfless commitment to helping others.

Did you give back this summer? Did you make a difference in someone’s life? Please share! Email communications@mw.k12.ny.us and we will share it on the district website and social media channels. We love to spread the word about how special the people are who make up this district. Every gesture – big or small – matters.
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