Bonswa! I have to start by saying (again) that we are so incredibly proud of this group of students. They are amazing. Today we travelled to Carre Four Faille for a health clinic and health education. Below you will see photos from our day. Team Clinic: Carly, Danielle, Phil, Gina, Emily B., Emily C., Jessie, Kim and Chelsey worked with Dr. Robinson to triage patients and to run the pharmacy. With the assistance of our invaluable translators, they took vitals and health histories. Team Health Education: Dan, Gus, Emily R., Kassidy and Hannah presented to 130 school children about the proper way to brush teeth and cholera. Every single one of these students exceeded every expectation we had. They did a phenomenal job and helped so many people today.
After we returned to the Guesthouse, we relaxed and several students took some time to write in their reflection journals (did I mention that they are awesome?)
Today is Kassidy’s birthday! On the bus this morning, JJ taught us to say “Happy Birthday” in Creole (http://youtu.be/U6GY86ArWuA) and tonight, our host, Jude, prepared a very special dinner for us. He set up a special table on our third floor balcony and we all ate together. It was a perfect end to a great day.
Tomorrow is a very big day for us. We will be leaving at 7am for Grand Saline. It is a three hour trip by bus. We will be assisting Dr. Robinson with a clinic, distributing our Family LifeStraw units and teaching the community about how to protect themselves from cholera. We will be home quite late.
I will close today’s blog with a photo of our cook, Barbara. What TeeJoe is to bus driving, Barbara is to cooking. We love Barbara!