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Dr Nikki Allorto completed her general surgical training at the Nelson Mandela school of medicine, University of Kwa Zulu Natal and was admitted to the College of Surgeons of South Africa in 2010. She was awarded the traveling fellowship from the Association of Surgeons of South Africa and spent 3 months at Sydney's Concord General Repatriation Hospital under the Burn Unit Director Peter Maitz. She has subsequently completed a 2 year fellowship in Intensive Care. Her masters degree was done on costing of burn care in a resource scarce setting.
Her passion for burn injured patients was ignited during her surgery training years and she has been involved with the South African Burn Society for a number of years and is now the society's President. She has directed many Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses around South Africa and in Kenya. She has published in the field of burns in international peer reviewed journals and presented at international congresses. She is involved in initiation of a Burn Association for the Southern African Developing Community.
Revolutionizing burn care in Southern Africa is her life career goal. Towards achieving this vision she has founded the Burn Care Trust as a platform for raising awareness and funding for change in the field of burns.
Raising awareness, ensuring opportunity
Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism. There is no cure for this complex developmental disability that affects 1 in 150 people - but there is effective treatment. Since 2001 Bermuda Autism Support & Education (BASE) has been dedicated to providing autism-related information, referral, advocacy, training, and support to families, professionals, and community members. By increasing public awareness of autism, we help to ensure that individuals on the autism spectrum are given opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.
The mission statement of BEST (Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce) is:
“To preserve and enhance the quality of life in Bermuda for present and future generations by advocating for sustainable management and development of the physical, social and economic environments.”
Over the past 18 months BEN has been laying the groundwork for businesses to make a more meaningful contribution to education.
Phase 1 is capacity building and networking with parents to create a pool of resources.
Phase 2 is building relationships with principals at government schools. BEN does not provide financial donations or scholarships, what BEN can offer is a framework of services around three connected challenges:
• how to help schools connect with a range of high quality experiential learning activities;
• how to provide better, more tailored Career guidance to enable young people to make better choices about their learning and employment.
• how to help schools create systems for better and earlier intervention for young people;
Business: Pres. Tee welcomed PP Jeff noting that it was PP Jeff Sousa who had sponsored him to the club.
He then invited Patrice Horner and Megan Nesbitt along with PP Kirk as “Deputy” Sponsor in lieu of PP Jim. to join him and duly inducted Rtn Patrice and Rtn Megan into the HRC These were followed by Denise James and Terica Esposito who were sponsored by Pres Tee Finally but by no means last Major Shawn Critch who has been a waiting an embarrassingly long time to officially join us, with sponsor AG Keith.
Each of our new members told us a little of their background and were then officially congratulated by Pres Tee, IPP Barrett and AG Keith. Rtn Shawn forgoing the kisses from the “dynamic” trio and a