Author Archive of Bob_sykes

2015 mission report from Loloma Foundation

As the 2015 mission portion of our year draws to a close, it has been most gratifying to acknowledge what the power of community can do.   Yasawa mission: 1222 people treated and screened for surgical candidacy in rural clinics by our medical team over a period of 6 days.  We were able to fund the transport costs of 35 Yasawans who made their way on a trip of a lifetime to Taveuni where a variety of surgeries were  performed. Meanwhile, in

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Instructions for Completing the Fiji Nursing Council Registration

Instructions for Completing the Fiji Nursing Council Registration   New Fiji Nursing Council Temporary Registration Form Click here to download   Part 1. Fill in as requested. Part 2.  Type in your California or other state registration. Part 3. Fill in the dates you will be in Fiji. The reason for temporary registration is filled in. Parts 4-9 fill in as required. Part 10. Use your judgment on how many years of employment to fill in. Parts

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Donate to “Take The Night Off For Fiji”

Please RSVP by December 15, 2015 to make our 2016 goals a reality. Loloma Foundation Presents “Take The Night Off For Fiji” Fundraiser Please make your tax-deductible payment to “Loloma Foundation” Click on amount you wish to donate. ____$50 Provides annual school supplies for 15 school children ____$100 Provides basic medical supplies for a rural nursing station triage box ____$250 Funds basic antibiotics for a weeks medical mission ____$500

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Loloma and Volcom Bring Backpacks to Fiji

This time of year our young people turn their thoughts back to the classroom. Whether it is stocking up on pencils and notebooks or preparing for those long nights of study. The kids in Fiji went through this transition in January--- (their school year and seasons are almost exactly opposite of North America). But when you live in a small village in Fiji it’s not quiet as easy coming up with school supplies by running to the nearest Staples are

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“One light per bure” and Volcom bring the gift of light to “Fiji Midnight”

  Our volunteer teams call it “Fiji Midnight.” Pitch darkness after the sun disappears. It is beautiful, peaceful and still. Unique to our world filled with artificial light. It is somewhat “exotic” to a handful of American volunteers. Charming, quaint. Unless you’re a student learning to read, a mother mending clothes a father fixing a broken piece of equipment ---then its just dark! Last October the Volcom Corporation’s ”Give Back

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Touch Thousands of Lives: Join Our Team of Volunteers

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” Loloma Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. During our yearly missions close to one hundred volunteers from the U.S. touch the lives of literally thousands of our brothers and sisters in the South Pacific. They give of themselves freely, frequently working ten and twelve hour days in unfamiliar

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How do I fund my Loloma Mission?

Need help raising money to join one of our missions?  Our volunteers have successfully used www.gofundme.com .  Check it out.

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2014 Yasawa Islands Video

Board member Dr. Lynne Scannell's video 2014 Yasawa Islands dental/medical mission.

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2014 Yasawa Islands Dental/Medical Report

by Linda Kwasny Our 2014 mission to Navutu Stars was our ninth year there, thanks to the generous support of the owners, Freddie and Madda.  This year, our medical team traveled daily to the outlying islands to run clinics and screen for the ensuing Loloma surgical missions in Taveuni. In all,  835 medical  patients were treated by our stellar team. Back at the resort, our dental contingent worked with four separate operatories, extracting, filling,

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Applying for a Temporary Dental License-Fiji

Instructions for filing for a temporary Fiji Dental License for 2017 1. Go to www.fijimdc.com  for the Fiji Medical Council website. 2. On page one click open Forms & Fees at the top of the page. 3. Click on Temporary Registration on the drop-down list. 4. Choose First visit, Temporary Medical Registration or the Renewal Temporary Medical of Dental Registration to download and fill out the proper form.   On the Fiji MDC registration Form:

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