One of the problems people in Rabuor face is the lack of access to health care. Imagine you are sick or injured, but the nearest clinic is 6-10 miles away and you have no transportation. Or, you are the caregiver for 5 of your grandchildren – how do you get them in for checkups and vaccinations?
Mwanzo has had health workers come to the school from Chulaimbo Health Services (CHS) to provide malaria testing and vision screening services, but since the pandemic began, that has not been so frequent. Mwanzo staff have received several sessions of basic health care training, but we need teachers to have time to teach.
We are building a health room on the ground floor of the new Community Center. In fact, the room is being tiled and will be usable soon, even though the upper floors are not complete. We are working on furnishing the room, obtaining supplies, and collaborating with CHS to provide staffing. With the generous gifts from our donors, we will be able to provide for a nurse and, perhaps in the future, a community health worker. What a wonderful difference this will make for our students and for the whole community!