IFDH Award

GCDFund & IFDH Dental Hygienist - Social Responsibility Award

Every year we run an award for voluntary projects for Disadvantaged Children Volunteer in collaboration with the international federation of oral hygeinists. The award recognize hygienists and student hygienists who participate in a volunteering project which benefits disadvantaged children, mainly but not exclusively in low- and middle-income countries.

One main winner receives a cash prize of $3,000, and $1,000 is awarded to the two runner-ups.

Background

The IFDH is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization, free from any political, racial, or religious ties. Together we have launched a project to recognize, on an annual basis, hygienists and student hygienists who participate in a volunteering project which benefits disadvantaged children, mainly but not exclusively in low- and middle-income countries.

Eligibility Criteria

Any Dental Hygienist who is either an Individual or Student member of IFDH, or an IFDH Country Member.

The GCDFund & IFDH Dental Hygienist Social Responsibility Award will be awarded to support any community volunteering project, in any country, which provides an Oral Health intervention for disadvantaged children. To submit the project for the award, project must be registered on the GCDFund Dental Electives website.

Assessment criteria

Submission will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Alignment with GCDF mission and the WFPHA’s Declaration on Access to Oral Health for Children (www.gcdfund.org and www.wfpha.org).
  • Needs assessment: Address the most pressing oral health needs in the community to be served.
  • Impact: The project should demonstrate improved oral health awareness to the target community.
  • Community support and previous project experience (if applicable).
  • Personal reflection by the candidate on lessons learned.

Further details

The best project is judged by three judges:

  1. Hyewon Lee, GCDFund Consultant
  2. Wanda Fedora, IFDH Executive Council
  3.  Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, IFDH Executive Council

The deadline for uploading projects is 31st October, 2017. The winners will be announced before the end of 2017.

You can click through to the website to upload your submission at this link but please follow the instructions below before doing so. 

When you are on the home page, you must register on the site before trying to upload your project. For guidance on how to do this, please visit the section on the right hand of the site entitled 'How To Create a Project'.

If you have any queries, you can liaise with Peter Anas at: director@ifdh.org or Noorie Beeharry at noorie@gcdfund.org

Good luck!