Kendal Town Council

Grant Supports Midwifery Student Placement

In May 2017 Kendal Town Councillor’s, as Trustees of the Schools of Science and Art Charity, awarded a grant of £250 to Lauren Pender to help her meet the costs of an overseas ‘Gap Medics’ placement to the Dominican Republic.  Lauren wishes to train to be a midwife, the Gap Medics opportunity provided an exceptional experience and a fantastic asset to her Midwifery University Application.

My two weeks in the Dominican Republic with Gap Medics really was the best two weeks of my life.  Over my time there I witnessed 29 births (22 C-Sections and 7 natural births), met the most incredible people, gained skills couldn’t have wished of gaining in the UK, and survived a hurricane!

Our days in the hospital differed every day, but I got to work with the most incredible midwifes, doctors, anaesthetists, nurses etc.  From these incredible people I learned so many clinical skills but I also gained more communication skills.  Every single person we had the honour of working with took the time to teach us and explain how things worked (mostly through our translator!).  My two weeks taught me so much, I now couldn’t be any more sure that midwifery is the career for me.

I would like to thank every single person who helped me to get there, everyone who donated to my GOFUNDME page, and especially to Kendal Town Council, without whom I wouldn’t have been able to go on this trip of a lifetime.”

Find out more about the Grants available via the Schools of Science and Art Charity