Around Good People is a non-profit and Grassroots Oral Healthcare Advocacy Activists, bringing a unique community-led bespoke oral health care delivery outreaches in the remote unserviced communities of mountainous rural Nepal, in collaboration with international dental/oral health professionals and students. This unique students led self-sustaining initiative has been bringing about oral health care delivery, servicing thousands of people, at no charge, throughout the mountain communities of Nepal for past three years. The overall experience for the volunteering students and the empowered communities has been spectacularly successful and distinctive.
AGP brings together supervising dentists and staff trained in Nepal with international dental volunteers who come to share in 10 days/2 week programmes that provide essential treatment to those who need it most. The outreach provides access into the beautifully rich culture of the Nepali people and a chance to explore the outdoors and breathtaking Himalayas. Facilitating free dental treatment for the local people is key, whilst also ensuring that our volunteers have every opportunity to make the most of what Nepal has to offer!
In every community in which we work, we have long-standing relationships with local organizations who communicate real-time needs and objectives to the Around Good People Team. Since early 2014, we’ve made the (dental placements) volunteer abroad experience of a lifetime possible for hundreds of International Dentistry/Oral Health Care student/professional adventurers just like you and with our passionate ground staff and social activists working for oral health care in the remote mountain villages of Nepal, you can rest assured that we’ll provide you with the full experience—a safe, immersive, and impacting dentistry experience/adventure of a lifetime.
The mission of Around Good People is to address the inadequate gap in oral healthcare infrastructure in Nepal. We believe that both the social need of the unprivileged/marginalised mountain communities and the continued experiential learning needs of the dentistry students can combine well. We also want to bring fully qualified dental professionals to understand just how vital their training is and provide them with a culturally enriching experience of a lifetime. We strive to bring the international dental volunteer community who can meet the basic dental care needs of the resource-poor Nepal in a sustainable way. We want to show that the synergy between international volunteerism and empowered grassroots level initiative can be a viable model, and a tool that can cross over into a viable social good.
AGP respects honesty within and outside the organisation. We practice ethical business principles in dental outreach, medicine, treatment, law and spirit, and strives for patient/partner delight. Fostering leadership and volunteerism is the essence of our growth. Through continuous collaboration with the partner communities and the overseas volunteers, we are always striving for innovation, research, networking, knowledge sharing and alliance, to bring the best dental outreach in the uncovered areas of mountain Nepal. Around Good People strives to excel and stay ahead.
Our vision is to be able to provide preventive oral health care education and basic public dental care services directly (or indirectly) to the most underprivileged and marginalized communities in the mountain villages of Nepal in a sustainable way. We are acting to have long-term measures in place that will ensure that the negative cycle of limited oral health care education in these villages is broken. Oral health promotion and information is just as important as the restorative and surgical intervention we provide. We are endeavoring to facilitate the training of two women in each village that is visited, in the areas of oral hygiene and education. With our training partners, these women may continue to uphold the legacy and imprint that you will leave on the community into the long term.
We impact the lives of the participating international volunteers and the patients they treat in the villages immensely. We aim to be the most trusted grassroots level activists working in the field of oral health care delivery in Nepal; collaborating with partner dentistry schools/students/practitioners from all over the world.
See what our volunteers have to say about their experiences gained from AGP Nepal Dental Outreach.
The AGP Dental Outreach Programme will give you an insight into life and dentistry in Nepal that you haven't imagined before. It truly an experience of a lifetime and something I would recommend for dental students!
Did I feel benefitted from this project? Absolutely. Especially as I hadn't seen patients previously, there were huge challenges that I was able to overcome, which inspires confidence in myself and makes seeing patients in the future much less daunting.
Free screening, prevention, diagnosis & treatment of dental diseases.
Hours of volunteering by 382 professionals & students
Procedures on 21061 patients
Students from 68 Schools