We also provide organizational development support to our Partners and is also open to other civil society organizations. Every year, our Partners identify what area they would like to grow, and we design a tailored training for them.
Nurse Aid Training
Annually, we have a joint project with Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) to implement a 9-month nurse aid training to staff of MTC and ethnic health organizations (EHO) in collaboration with Thai hospitals.
The nursing system is a response to the changing needs of the Mae Tao Clinic’s patient population. In earlier years, many patients came with relatively easy-to-treat conditions and, if admitted, required only a short length of stay. Currently, there are more patients with chronic conditions who need longer continuous care and rehabilitation, such as clients admitted after a stroke or complications from diabetes. The changing characteristics and care needs of the patient population have led MTC to develop a nursing aide system to accommodate their patients better.
Our training partnership with Thai hospitals is innovative as it offers trainees an opportunity to gain clinical experience in a government facility and receive a certificate for doing so. The trainees usually cannot access an accredited education, so receiving acknowledgment from a recognized institution is a significant asset from a personal and professional perspective.
We have also developed a beneficial relationship with Thai government hospitals and the Thai public health authority, which provides us with an opportunity for more future mutually rewarding collaborations that will benefit our health workers and beneficiaries.
We also give refresher workshops on strategic planning and provide individual support for a more job-specific capacity building.
developing their financial management policies and procedures, their supporting documents, choosing accounting packages, training their finance personnel, and preparing for external audits.
Our newest addition to our organizational development support is NLP Practitioners training, where it increases the skills of staff working directly with clients, especially those involved in counseling to victims of abuse and managing a project.