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DCKH recommended by “Eltern” magazine

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The German parenting magazine “Eltern” has published an article on the issue of smart donating. Where should you put your support to do the most good? For editor Christine Brasch, the trustworthiness of the organization is the most important factor. In her article, she points out what to look out for when looking for an organization to donate to. She names Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe as one of a selection of five organizations where donations are well placed.
The size of the organization was less important to her while selecting these five charities. Trust played a far greater role. She recommends looking closely at the organizations’ communications: How does the organization present itself? How does it go about asking for donations? A trustworthy organization does not put potential donors under pressure. It does not create a sense of desperate urgency or create moral or emotional pressure with drastic pictures. Detailed information about the organization’s work inspires further trust. Ratings and certificates from neutral bodies, such as the DZI donation seal, are also good signs.
Read the full “Eltern” magazine article on their website here (in German).
Impressions from Bolivia
The parents of our cleft children are always full of gratitude. When their child is born with cleft, they often do not know what to make of the malformation, much less that it can be treated. And even if they do - most of our little patients come from the poorest of backgrounds. Their parents could never afford the operation. It is an unimaginable happiness for them to learn that their children can receive qualified treatment, and free of charge even. This wonderful, touching film from our Bolivian aid project captures these special moments of happiness.
Video: Impressions from Pakistan
This film, made for our Pakistani partner organization, the Al-Mustafa Welfare Societey, by the father of one of our patients, shows scenes from our work in Karachi. From here, our senior surgeon Prof. Ashraf Ganatra treats cleft children from poorest families. He operates the children from Karachi at the Al Mustafa Medical Center. In order to reach the many needy families living outside the city, he also regularly heads out to local provincial hospitals to treat cleft patients there.
The story of Dat from Vietnam
As a baby, Dat fell victim to an unqualified surgery. Probably inexperienced doctors severed important arteries during his palate surgery in Vietnam. The result: a large hole in the palate that massively affects the boy's life. We brought him to Germany to get reconstructive surgery. An individual case that due to the financial and human cost must remain an exception. In this video, we want to draw attention to the risks of "safari surgery" as opposed to sustainable development aid.