Dr. Kermalli’s volunteer work
For several years, Dr. Kermalli has worked with the Global Kindness Foundation – a Canadian based charity providing medical, dental and optical services to people world wide. In 2013, Dr. Kermalli travelled to Najf, Iraq on his second trip with the organization which he recounts as “one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life”. Dentist volunteers saw many children for treatment; most were in need of basic care such as cleanings and preventative sealants, while others required comprehensive care on most of their teeth.
The Global Kindness Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. Hasnain Dewji and his wife Fatemah Dewji in Vancouver, British Columbia. They have always had a passion for serving people and in the past had volunteered their time through various other charities and initiatives including Kindness in Action. Through this work, they identified that many impoverished regions were not serviced due to the difficult conditions or lack of desire and thus the Global Kindness Foundation was born. Its early missions were to Najaf, Iraq and Kargil, India. Over time Global Kindness Foundation has visited Carrefour, Haiti, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Calloa, Peru and revisited various cities in Iraq. In 2010 Global Kindness was granted official charity status and has continued missions every year since.