Volunteers’ Day is celebrated every year to appreciate volunteers for their invaluable contribution towards MALC’s cause. They play an integral role in spreading awareness about Leprosy/ TB signs and symptoms and also by referring suspected cases to the nearest MALC sub centres. The Health Education Department, MALC, organized Volunteers Day on January 31, 2020. Mr. Mervyn Lobo, CEO – MALC in his speech emphasized on the importance of volunteers in our society and reminisced the times of Dr. Ruth Pfau by shedding light on her exemplary voluntary services, which is an inspiration to all. He also stated that volunteerism isn’t limited to any particular gender and for success to follow, it needs the involvement of everyone.
Ms. Claudia Villani from Austria, a MALC volunteer herself since 2003, quoting Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi “No religion is higher than humanity” and recognizing the religious diversity at MALC, mentioned that we must all learn from this. Acknowledging the services of volunteers, in his concluding speech, Mr. Savio Martin Pereira, Director HR & Administration stated “Volunteers’ services cannot be measured as it cannot be given a monetary value but their worth is much more as compared to any other service.” He ended his speech by looking forward to a continuation in their support.
Medical practitioners, students and volunteers from St. John Homeopathic Medical College, Pakistan Central Homeopathic College, Women Development Foundation and Sindh Government Hospital School of Nursing were present on the occasion.