Motorcycle Outreach “Precious Cargo” on display at ICM Congress, Prague

Our new partnership with the UK Midwives reached new heights this week as we attended the International Confederation of Midwives 4 day -Triennial Congress in Prague . In recognition of the success of the “Precious Cargo” project, created jointly with the UK Student Midwives,  we received a personal invitation from Frances Day Stirk , ICM President, to present the initiative to the Congress.

We sent 3 student midwife volunteers to Prague to present how the project was created and to promote the idea to other countries.

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In addition to managing our stand , where donations and signatures for the scroll were collected from over 1000 midwives from around the world , our trio of “ambassadors”  presented a 3 minute promotional video of the project during the ICM President’s Symposium with student midwives.  500 attended the presentation and the Precious Cargo initiative was incredibly well received.

Click on the link to see our fantastic video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaLoOMMVrA

The highlight of the event was the unfurling of the scroll in front of the full audience of the Congress at the closing ceremony. The ICM presenter gave a wonderful introduction to the project and the mission of  Motorcycle Outreach. He then invited our volunteers to unfurl the scroll.  Our team was joined by the President of the Royal College of Midwives and the RCM’s Director of England.

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Several international Midwife Association representatives have expressed interest in running their own Precious Cargo project and these will be followed up in the coming weeks.

Canada is hosting the next Triennial Congress and the country representative was so impressed with the Precious Cargo intiative , we have been invited to attend the event in Toronto in 2017!

Our ambition to send our Precious Cargo “scroll” on a global journey has begun…and what a wonderful way to do it!

Ron Common