Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo Safari!

Will you always be my friend?

The wonderful world of balloons!

Brown, our only male Sinkhani in Malawi.

Great day in school today -- we made hats!
They're up!!  If you want to see pictures that more fully tell HealthEd Connect stories, click on (or paste it in your browser) and go on a little safari to Africa.  Our resident photographer (Jac) has spent days Photoshopping, organizing and uploading them.  So enjoy!  You'll see so many more pictures just like these that steal your heart!

Monday, August 25, 2014

English expert!

Josephine (middle)

I received the email (below) from our Kafwa supervisor, Josephine, in DR Congo in response to my request for her to introduce herself to our supporters.  HealthEd Connect is sponsoring her in an ESL class and she's had 1 month of classes.  Don't you wish you were this fluent in French (her mother tongue) after one month of classes??

Good morning Sherry

       I'am verry glad to recceived   the message sent on fiftinth. about my self, my name is josephine kipampe ,I was born on january,eleven,1960  we are eigth  childrens , five boys and three  daughter  I'am a sixth daughter in the family,
     Présently, I'am meriad to master Lenge, who is my husband, I'm a mother with six childrens,three      boys and three daughter,we had growed in our family at lubumbashi.But ,three pass a way.
I did'nt finishe my secondary school  because my family has'nt a possibility to support us but I'm strong because of the training on the AIDS with you at chingola and mansa,also in lubumbashi.
    I received several trainings on health who I'm kafwa (six month at sendwe Hospital,ASF,and different training with you and other organisation) I'm a jobless and still continue working with the kafwa.
thank you God bless you.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Zamtan Kafwa enjoying water at last!

Jackson, our school contrator, inspecting new pump
The faces of the Kafwa in Zamtan tell it all!  At long last a borehole (thank you Rotary!) near the school so hot porridge lunches can be prepared and the construction for new classrooms begun.  This day will long be remembered!  Note the cut-off plastic bottle on the end of the spigot to focus the water flow -- ingenious!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sad News

Missing my teacher....
We just learned that one of our most enthusiastic, energetic, and engaged young teachers at Zamtan passed away this week.  She was proudly beginning her second year of teacher training and had even written HealthEd Connect a thank you note for sponsoring her.  This reminds us again of the fragility of life.  We share in the sadness of our little Kindergarten students who lost a great advocate and friend.  We will greatly miss Mercy and her enthusiasm for life.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

You are amazing!!!

Soooo glad you like us!!

What an incredible response to our plea for reviews for GreatNonProfits!!!  Jac and I both read every word and were amazed at the fresh viewpoints and insights you articulated so clearly.  In fact, we would like to feature some of your quotes (with your permission of course) in our Annual Report.  If you wrote a review, please send us an email ( or comment on this blog identifying your email so we know who posted the review.  Otherwise you will forever remain anonymous! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

We need your help!

Please....from Sherri & Jac
We need you!!!  We must obtain new reviews for HealthEd Connect in order to maintain status with GreatNonprofits.  Earning this logo for our webpage is important since it tells the world how YOU view HealthEd Connect.  It takes less than 3 minutes to write 2 or 3 sentences about your impressions.  Just click here and away you go

This is something only you can do!  Twenty-five testimonials from Jac and Sherri would NOT be impressive!