Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Malawi Chiefs' gift

That's a LOT of Chiefs!
What a gift!  The Sinkhani health workers in Malawi are now the proud owners of a crumbling hand-made brick building.  Recognized throughout the community as leaders and doers, the community Chiefs recently voted to reward the Sinkhani by officially handing over a community building for their use.  Last year, the Sinkhani weighed and monitored 18,285 at-risk babies.  It is estimated 47% of the children in Malawi are stunted due to malnutrition.

 HealthEd Connect is now working with the Sinkhani to envision a future with a sturdy structure bustling with activities for the orphans and vulnerable children in the community.
THE document!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nepal Flood Relief Update: Buckets of Love

Our volunteers in Biratnagar, Nepal have entered phase two of flood relief. In a very small hand-built home, there is nowhere to store objects to avoid being washed away by the flood waters.  Anything buoyant has floated away in the current, and anything absorbent has been saturated with filthy water.  Villagers have lost necessities like buckets and jugs for carrying water, plastic sandals, floor mattresses, and pots needed for cooking food. Our volunteers compiled buckets full of indispensable items including cleaning supplies to remove bacteria and mosquito nets to prevent malaria. These were distributed to pregnant, postnatal, and elderly women in several areas affected by the flood.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sangeeta's kitchen

Sangeeta's kitchen when she arrived home

Lines of people waiting for her when she finally reached home

We just received this touching message from Sangeeta, one of our nursing scholarship recipients and HealthEd Connect volunteer in Nepal.

Dear Madam,

It is so nice to hear from you.
when i was on the night duty, there were flooding in the biratnagar then i was posted continue duty for emergency. After third day of flooding, i walked two hours in the flood to come back home. Everyone suggested me to not to go my village side because there was still full of water but i reached home by the help of villagers. When i saw my collapsed kitchen, lots of damages and some mothers and childrens with aspecting eyes, they were suffering from high fever, headache and wound in legs.my heart was broken then i started my healthcare with some medicine. Neither Government rules nor my situation could stop my heart insted i was blessed by healthed connect support which helped me to provide many things as their need. The Government also admired our work and services. My heart really enjoyed when i was providing their needs. I gave thanks to Lord many times. There is no any words that how i thank all of you.
Mam, i thank you for the study blessing for my last semester. I will dedicate my life to help my people with fulll of my strength, knowledge, time and profession according to the vision of healthed connect  where i enjoy perhaps it is same as my vision.
Thank you God that you has given me your people and the organisation to help and serve need people.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Training session ends

Teachers learning tablet use in the classroom

The training session for the empowering and world-connecting electronic tablets was super successful in every way!  Emmanuel Mumba, the coordinator teacher at Chipulukusu wrote the following at the close of the training:

The teacher tablets comes with it a set of a simple projector which enables teachers to project their work on surfaces.This is really wonderful!! I never thought of experiencing this magnificent development cheaply like this!!
Just like any one else here, “big hand” to our partners the rotary Ndola and America as well as the HealthEdConnect for coordinating this program.

Am trying to imagine how much smiles will be on the faces of our maginalised children in our communities,putting on hear phones as they listen to the lesson.

May the good lord continue using lives to give hope to the hopeless and peace of mind to  those who need it!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The $300 house

Jane with orphans she helps

Jane, the Luapula Kafwa supervisor, tragically watched her house burn down several weeks ago.   Jane and her children escaped without harm but she lost her house and all of her possessions.

Thanks to the foresight of the HealthEd Connect Board, a policy was established several years ago to provide an emergency fund for volunteers who so selflessly give their lives for others.

Earlier this week Jane wrote:

hi sherri, I greatly thankful from healthedconnect for showing me kindness. my house is now repaired only from your support. the money was enough for all the  requirements needed . I really  appreciate . Please may God bless you all. 

I have attached all the costs. stay blessed, 

Your beloved daughter Jane chibwe.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Nepal Flood Update: Vulnerable Populations

Our volunteer health workers in Nepal have been tirelessly working to alleviate illnesses brought by contaminated flood waters. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to fevers and diarrhea which can be perilous to life and long-term health if left untreated.  HealthEd Connect volunteers attend to the sick with simple but crucial medical tools, medicines, and most importantly, they teach villagers how to avoid illness with education about sanitation and water purification. 


Monday, August 28, 2017

Nepal Flood Update: Spreading the Love

​Village children receive emergency aid and a lesson on how to stay safe and healthy

In the midst of health risks and frequent rains, our Nepalese volunteers journey to small villages that have not yet received aid. While the emergency food, clean water, and health training they provide is absolutely crucial to these children, the simple act of human kindness and love is just as precious! Some of these children have lost family members in the flood, others have lost their homes and belongings, and most have lost food and clean water. Imagine the comfort these children feel knowing that someone cares enough to come from far away to help them! 

For more information, please visit www.healthedconnect.org