We've entered the final stretch of our 30-day campaign, and we continue to be amazed by your support! With your help our nursing honor students have their additional teaching project planned. We will be going to Bolgatanga Senior High Girl's School and teach the students about health and hygiene, self esteem and sex education. We will be purchasing hygiene products and presenting them to 250 girls in a cosmetic bag after the program. We hope they will have fewer missed school days because they had no hygiene products.
Also with your help we are now able to offer wound care education to more than 200 villagers instead of just 100. Since there are few antibiotics available in Bolgatanga and even fewer people have money to purchase them, it is important that wounds do not get infected. This program focuses on the importance of cleaning and how to clean and cover a wound. Supplies are given to each participant . A baggie contains soap, gauze, tape, bandaids, and neosporin. Additionally, each nursing student will be carrying a kit in their backpack to all events because people just show up bleeding like the woman in this picture. Apana came to the Respiratory Illness education program with her foot bleeding. She didn't know it was bleeding because she could not feel it due to a stroke. We plan to make a home visit to her this year and take her some shoes.
Our team has one last opportunity to share with you. This Wednesday and Thursday, the U of A is encouraging people to give back to their favorite campus causes during All In for Arkansas, and we are one of the participating groups! Gifts made to our project during the university's giving day will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500. Please share our FundRAZOR page with your friends and family and don't miss out on this party with a purpose. We have just 3 days left!
The video below is of the basket weavers of Zaare village singing a welcome song and thank you after nursing students presented their respiratory illness program and handed out coal pots to the participants.