Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
Today was education day. We hopped in the vans to go “around the corner” to a local community dispatchery. A large majority of the community work as farmers supporting their onion crops. When we arrived, the local priest and village members welcomed us. The nurse practitioner students taught the villagers stretching exercises to help alleviate pains from the hard work they do in the fields. They loved it and were quick to practice their stretches. We also taught about acid reflux symptoms and home remedies. The public health students made a difference by teaching them how to set up and use the portable water system so they may enjoy safe, bacteria-free water. Then they were taught to use the clean water for oral rehydration. They also brought supplies to the women of the village provided by the RED ELEPHANT PROJECT. This includes providing the women and teens with menstrual pad packs. There were two nurses that were excided to receive medication to restock their dispatchery. Treatment was provided to a few locals. We were also able to bless some of the villagers with reading glasses. We left feeling humbled to be able to make such a difference in their lives.
We got to enjoy two special treats after we returned. The first was strawberry ice cream, which was our first dessert of the trip! Then we visited Second Chance School, which provides education to pre-school aged children in the community. The children welcomed us with songs, hugs, and lots of smiles! We are super excited about PIZZA for dinner. We will wake up with the roosters and head out at 6:00 a.m.making our way to the safari!!
Kwa heri (Good bye from Africa),
Jolene Posthuma & Ginger Outlaw