Tuesday, May 31, 2011
We have 28 (plus a few extra) notebooks printed and tabulated and ready to go to Malawi for the health worker training. It has been quite a trick keeping the various subjects identified since my Tumbuka is nonexistent. I finally resorted to writing the heading in English at the top of each new section. We're going prepared with Lessons translated into Tumbuka in the following subject areas: Growth Monitoring, Immunizations, Pre-natal care, Family Planning, First Aid, Oral Rehydration Therapy and Nutrition. We also have a few short specific areas of need they asked to discuss such as malaria, AIDS, TB, and women's health. We will cram as much teaching into our short time as possible. At the end, everyone will receive the coveted certificate of completion!
Friday, May 27, 2011
|Visit with Enala (left) and Enest in Chipulukusu|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
|Wasaidizi health worker in DR Congo|
je vous remercie pour le soutien à ma Zone de Santé et je compte sur votre appui
car il ya encore des problemes
At least I get the Bonjour and Merci! With Google translator I can also read the rest. We are looking forward to meeting with the doctor as we plan next steps with the Wasaidizi health workers in the Congo.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|Graceland SIFE team at Nationals in Minneapolis|
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Thanks to Brenda Williams and Michelle Mahlik, another grant proposal is on it's way. This time we submitted a proposal to BE FREE GLOBAL (BFG). They support educational projects for displaced and needy children world-wide. We made a plea for textbooks which are desperately needed in our schools. Our teachers currently laboriously copy small assignments in each child's small exercise book or on the chalk board every day. The teachers have the only set of text books. Once the children have books they can read the lessons themselves and master content much more quickly. Each book costs approximately $6 with six different content areas for each grade making a complete set of texts $36. Compare that to a cost of $150 or more for one textbook in the U.S. ! Here's hoping BFG will look upon our proposal with favor!!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The best laid plans... The HealthEd Connect Board met April 30 on the Graceland Independence Campus for an invigorating day of discussion, planning, and envisioning. Super good vibs all day! Except for a momentary moment of panic when we recessed for lunch. The kitchen where all of the food was awaiting us had been emptied of furniture, the floors stripped of wax, and there was no food in sight! After a gasping "Oh, no!" we realized the floor was still wet from stripping the wax and had not yet been rewaxed so we tip toed in, located the missing food, and laughingly went to Plan B.
The most exciting new proposal supported by the board was to include multi-purpose rooms in the Zambian Community school site plans for the health workers and Income Generating Activities. Wait till we share this news with the folks in Zambia!
|HealthEd Connect BOD meeting April 30|