Hiten Sharma, a Scout in NCAC’s Direct Service District who lives in Peru, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project. NCAC serves Scouts who have moved or live outside of the United States in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. Hiten decided to team up with Aniquem a burn treatment center in Peru. Aniquem provides rehabilitation, teaches burn prevention, and overall fire safety to the community.
After visiting Aniquem and assessing their needs Hiten purchased two cabinets, gathered a team, and started planning. Under Hiten’s leadership, a few fellow Scouts and friends helped assemble shelves for each cabinet. Hilten and his team then filled the cabinet shelves with gently used electronics they donated for the children receiving treatment. They were able to tour the facility, learn about burn treatment and meet some of the patients.
Gabriel Sigrist one of Hitens volunteers shared “I came away with the sense that we did something worthwhile that helped other people and brought joy to the lives of the children at Aniquem. Overall, it was an amazing experience and Hiten did a great job directing the service project.”
Congratulations Hiten on completing your Eagle Scout Project and thank you for your service to the community!