I have known about Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières / (MSF) for many years. But I got to know the details of some of MSF’s projects in different parts of the world from a very close friend of mine. She works with the organisation as a psychotherapist to support field workers. It made me realise the sensitivity MSF obviously has for its field workers who work in very difficult conditions. Since I am a child psychotherapist, I also know about the mother and child nutrition programmes MSF runs. My friend asked if I would like to make a donation and I agreed, because MSF represents a coming together of my beliefs about the work I do and about community based initiatives. I will definitely recommend MSF to friends and family. I also teach psychotherapy and I have been talking about MSF as a potential field of experience for my students as well. So at many different levels MSF has become a very necessary organisation for me at the moment.
Nupur Dhingra Paiva