Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The term "abundance" usually refers to a wealth of material goods, but on our recent visit to Nepal we experienced an abundance of gracious hospitality and good will! We spent a day in the slum neighborhoods of Kathmandu where our volunteer community health workers serve. We were heartily welcomed into simple, hand-built homes made of bamboo, cardboard, and tarps, and were offered tea and conversation and even enjoyed a song. What an abundance of kindness! Our volunteers are exploring the possibilities for service to the people of these areas where clean water, nutrition, and illness are daily concerns.
The innovative villagers in this makeshift home have constructed a solar power solution to provide power.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
|Sherri doing selfie with GAP girls|
The Girls Achievment Programs (GAP) are achieving their goal: engaging 5th, 6th, and 7th grade girls in dynamic, engaging extra-curricular activities that keep them in school.
Ireen, a Kafwa in Kasompe, Zambia recently wrote:
In many schools pupils have dropped out of school because many have fallen pregnant but we thank God at our School we don’t have such issues.
Mama Sherri we are asking if we can be allowed to be teaching those girls who are in the GAP group because there is no any Kafwa but only teachers are there. So we want to start associating with those teachers who are in GAP. We had the workshop with the Ministry of Health (Government) where they taught us on how to stop girls stop involving themselves into relationships because many are contracting HIV/AIDS that is the reason why we want to be working together with teachers in GAP.
We're thrilled with Ireen's proposal to expand the GAP program to include both teacher and Kafwa mentors!!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
|Kasompe Wall Fence|
Most school fences are made of concrete blocks that create a solid wall. Our Kasompe school is especially proud of the see-through element provided by the metal poles.
|Best of all, the kids love it! A real school at last!|
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
|Josephine being greeted with a happy Dance in Congo!!!|
Several months ago HealthEd Connect donors were deeply moved by the fact that babies were being delivered to mothers laying on worn-out mattresses on the floor of little village birthing centers in the Kasenga area. Donations poured in to get mattresses for moms! Government snafus delayed the transfer of funds into the country but we finally had a major breakthrough. This month, life-saving equipment was trucked to the villages to make life safer and a bit more comfortable for moms and new babies.
|Delivery tables and steel pans for sterilizing equipment are at the top of the list of unbelievable new equipment!|