Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lethbridge Public Library Bookmobile

CANADA - The Lethbridge Public Library Bookmobile program has been in operation for over 3 decades. This "mobile branch on wheels" serves areas of Lethbridge, Alberta that are new or are without a local library, often making stops at schools and malls to better connect with those communities. After 30 years on the road, it was decided that the original vehicle needed to be replaced. The new mobile unit is roomier and better equipped for the digital age. The following series of videos was filmed during the 2015 launch of the library's new bookmobile, custom built by local manufacturer, Intercontinental Truck Body.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Whatever Works Counselling

CANADA - Whatever Works Counselling is a private counselling practice in Calgary, Alberta which uses a converted motorhome as it's mobile office. Canadian Certified Counsellor, Amy Godderis MA decided to go mobile in order to better connect with her clients. She specializes in working with teenagers, particularly ‘at-risk’ youth who have been mandated by the courts to attend counselling. Bringing her office to them ensures a higher likelihood of attendance, and is often safer and more comfortable than going into their homes. In the privacy of the mobile office, Amy can have at hand pets, books, and activities that aid in the counselling process. The following video features a young woman who was able to turn her life around, thanks to Whatever Works Counselling.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Units

Destruction from Civil War in Homs, Syria - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

SYRIA - In the midst of the ongoing Syrian Civil War, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has a fleet of nine Mobile Health Units (MHUs) bringing much needed medical aid to remote and impacted communities. On a typical visit to a town, a MRU might see between 120 to 150 patients seeking free professional consultations and medicine. Each MHU is staffed with a doctor, a nurse and two SARC’s volunteers. The following video presents one of the teams in action as it visits an area near Homs, Syria. For more information see: SARC Mobile Health Units.