A Pretty Perfect Day in Grande Saline

Greetings from Haiti! It was a wonderful day in Grande Saline. The weather was perfect today and, although we had some “bus stuck in the mud” issues, our day was pretty perfect. We accomplished so much, and I am so sorry we don’t have enough wi-fi to upload pictures.

The hard-working medical team, led by our Haitian doctor, Dr. Gary, saw fifty patients and the students did an amazing job taking care of each person. The dental hygiene students provided oral hygiene instructions, state of the art dental sealants, and fluoride varnish, to forty-eight children. These preventive treatments will protect the children from future dental decay.

The enthusiastic education team provided a fun music lesson for sixty children. The children learned to play recorders and after learning the basic notes: “B”, “A”, and “G”, played “Hot Cross Buns”. The instruments and song books were donated by students at Tioga Hills Elementary School.

We also met with the Grande Saline teachers to prepare for tomorrow’s microscopy lesson. We brought them a light microscope for their school and they had a wonderful time learning to use it.

We then visited the community gardens and planted tomato seedlings and beans with the farmers. It was so exciting to be a part of planting the food that will feed the local children. Thank you to Pastor Berlando for giving us this opportunity.

The water team also had a productive and successful day. They fixed the compressor, did a chemical clean, constructed some new storage in the container, fixed a processing error, and were happy they did not find any dead frogs in the feed tank.

Thank you to these incredible students and our talented and tireless staff for making this day one of our best ever in Haiti!

Bon nwit from Haiti!

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