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EMPOWERING WOMEN & CHILDREN
THROUGH HEALTH & EDUCATION
Mirriam had only to gaze up at us with her big brown eyes and we knew our lives would never be the same. We met her when she was two years old, HIV positive, and facing an uncertain future. She’s not unlike the other 12 million AIDS orphans in SubSahara Africa.
Mirriam’s now our ‘boss’. If you’d like to meet her, click on ‘The Boss’ and see if you’d like to work for her too.
HealthEd Connect builds on a solid foundation of 20 years of experience with volunteer Community Health Workers who are directly involved with the families and special needs in their villages. Many of these villages are now facing incredible challenges as the number of orphaned children, primarily due to HIV/AIDS, has grown dramatically and the typical surviving caregiver is an aging grandmother who has lost both her husband and children. Going forward, HealthEd Connect will remain flexible and adaptive by connecting villagers and their leaders to expanding visions of possibilities, targeted training, and access to resources.
As the Zamtan, Zambia community celebrated, the school children all sang songs --- all but one that is. He had a pesky button that needed attention (front center) that had to be addressed right in the middle of the festivities! The little community of Zamtan has had one continuous round of celebrations this year! First a new borehole that the whole community joyously uses. Next came a school complex that includes 3 large classrooms, a small library, a Kafwa community room, and a head teacher's office. Finally two trucks arrived with desks, tables, and benches (thanks to Rotary) to fill the classrooms as well as desks for the teachers. What a celebration! This time last year the children had to drop out of school at age 7 because the one-room church was full and could not accommodate grade 3. This year there is a REAL school with plenty of room for all 150 children enrolled in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
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