S: Kabwe 1 Team - July 26-August 7, 2012
FC: Kabwe 1 Team July 26 - August 7, 2012 | Zambia
1: Because of mechanical difficulties, Annemarie and Jackie flew from New York to London and met the rest of the team there. | Part of the team met in Chicago for the flight to London - then on to Lusaka, Zambia.
2: The team arrived in Lusaka early Saturday morning after two days of travel.
3: After a two hour bus ride, they arrived in Kabwe. The team stay at Diakonia Centre for the next week. | The entrance to Diakonia
4: Playing "Duck, Duck, Goose" with the kids... | The Church
5: The team attended church on Sunday. After lunch, the team taught two classes - one on feminine health for the ladies and one on alcohol abuse for the men.
6: Organizing donations, counting medications, getting to know each other as the week begins.......
8: Home Visits
9: The team visited homes in the bush village of Malkota.
10: The team met families, treated patients, and learned about the villagers' lives..
11: The team members also learned about the caregivers' lives .
12: Scenes from Malkota
14: Clinic Days After a 2 hour ride on a bumpy, dusty road to Malkota, the team saw 700 people in two days ! The villagers were lined up waiting for the team when they arrived.
15: The team saw a gamut of maladies and problems at clinic. The nurses assessed the villagers and dispensed medication. It was exhausting , but fulfilling work!
16: Clinic Days
18: The team taught classes and distributed Days for Girls kits. The ladies and girls Loved learning about their bodies - information they normally never learn. | The ladies with their Days for Girls kits!! | “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
19: Emily training the care workers about the life-saver kits | Emily devised the Life Saver kits and partnered with Nurses for Africa to present them to the care workers.
21: Kid's Day!! | A day of games, face painting and FUN!!!! The day is enjoyed by both the kids and the team! | Each girl was given a Pillowcase Dress and each boy a shirt or pair of pants. | This little girl is wearing her new dress. | Each child received deworming medication
22: Care | Care Worker Appreciation | The team treated the care workers, who they had worked with all week, to lunch at Diakonia, bingo and other games , and training on the LIfe Saver Kits. The team had come to know the volunteers and are humbled by their selfless giving to Malkota.
23: The Team | Russell Team Leader
24: Annemarife | Cassi
25: Debra | Emily
26: Jackie | John
27: Nurses for Africa empowers nurses to use their God given talents and skills to bring hope to the people of Africa who have limited access to medical services or resources to pay for medical care by providing compassionate nursing care, medications and medical supplies. Theresa Poole, Founder | Katie | Laurie
28: Sharon | Suzie