Chi­ro­prac­tors off to lend a help­ing hand

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

MICHAEL BRETT is hands on ev­ery day, and this month he will take his work to In­dia.

The South Perth res­i­dent and chi­ro­prac­tor heads to In­dia on Novem­ber 19 to take part in the Hands on In­dia (HOI) project.

The project be­gan at Mur­doch Univer­sity in 2006 and has been run­ning each year to pro­vide ba­sic med­i­cal and chi­ro­prac­tic ser­vices to those less for­tu­nate.

This year, Dr Brett and six other chi­ro­prac­tors will go to In­dia for two weeks to su­per­vise 15 fifth-year chi­ro­prac­tic stu­dents from Mur­doch Uni.

He will also be tak­ing his 15-year-old son Cameron to help where he can.

The group will hold tem­po­rary clin­ics and raise money to build and support schools.

Last year they paid for the run­ning costs of five schools and pro­vided fi­nances for 900 women to buy items such as sewing ma­chines.

“Due to the ex­tremely poor fa­cil­i­ties in the area, the funds that we raised also went into pay­ing for teach­ers and the run­ning costs of schools in the area,” he said.

“Last year HOI were re­spon­si­ble for ed­u­cat­ing 600 chil­dren who oth­er­wise would have zero chance of school.”

All Mur­doch stu­dents and chi­ro­prac­tors pay for all costs get­ting there and stay in a dor­mi­tory in the Mother Teresa Covent.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Chi­ro­prac­tor Michael Brett .

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