Lutheran Global Health Volunteers
- Work alongside Indian counterparts to teach English at College of Nursing and/or local community school for primary and secondary students.
- Serve as teacher, mentor, coworker and student of local culture and practice
Padhar Hospital was established in 1956. It runs a multispecialty hospital with various departments; Surgery (including plastic and reconstructive surgery), Urology, General Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Eye, ENT, Dental, Max Facial Surgery and Radiation therapy. It also runs an English medium school catering to almost 30 villages. Plans for the future include upgrading the Nursing School to a collegiate program, community health and other projects, CBR and a de-addiction center. Padhar is located in the center of the country and in rural southern MP, not far from the border of Maharashtra. IT is about midway between the large cities of Bhopal and Nagpur - both airports about 200 kms away. The railroad is in Betul, only 18 kms away. The local community consists of mainly Gond tribes, Gawalis and Kokus. The main source of income in the area is subsistence farming. Socioeconomic development indices are generally poor.