Inspired by their hope and courage

Inspired by their hope and courage

By Sophie Passelecq April 3, 2017 With PSET we accompanied the group of FABC (Federation of Asian Bishop Conference) that were in Manila for a conference on climate change. PSET organized an exposure for them in Lobo, Batangas in the southern Tagalog region. 6am...
In the Villa of Hope

In the Villa of Hope

By Lore Devlamynck February 2016 My second week in Negros was in Villa Esperanza, meaning hope, the villa of hope, then the garbage belt of Bacolod City and now ‘developed’ but still with a lot of garbage and glass. Along the way, I again saw a lot of children in the...
Delving deeper into Negros

Delving deeper into Negros

By Lore Devlamynck March 2016 It’s my second-and-a-half month in Negros. In Escalante, I learned acupuncture and how to do diagnosis, patient interview, and the Hara palpation, a Japanese technique of palpating the abdomen to help determine what’s wrong with the body....
A Volunteer’s Experience with PSET

A Volunteer’s Experience with PSET

By Sophie Passelecq October 6, 2017 I went to the Philippines in the beginning of this year. My motivation to go there was to visit the country with a dear friend of mine, who is Filipino and invited me to come with her to visit and meet her family. From the start...
Being at a hospital never felt this good

Being at a hospital never felt this good

By Sharon Vandewyngaerde April 2016 After a tiring first day of hospital internship, I joined a medical mission for the circumcision of more than 400 boys fearfully waiting. The doctors/nurses first administered local anesthesia, disinfected everything, clipped a line...