Post by Ann Marie
Today Mai and the team were back visiting another nursery school, Lady Heike Nursery School, which is set up in a village outside of the Cape Coast area. The school is relatively small with children between the ages of 2 - 6 years old. The purpose of the visit was to talk to the kids about malaria and cholera as well as test all of them.
As I mentioned last week, Mai and the team are the ones that are taking the blood by pricking the fingers and doing the physical testing of the blood. I forgot to ask her if anyone has tested positive yet and if so what happens but will try to find out between midnight and 4 AM when she calls. I try to take notes to relay them on the blog but sometimes I forget. : )
In the afternoon today they went to the Cape Coast Orphanage again to treat the kids that have a fungal infection and change the dressings on the their wounds. At least the kids have met Mai and the other volunteers so they won't be as nervous as they were last week.
One of the members on the team with Mai is a young man named Malcom Asher who has similar ambition and dedication to "giving back" and improving the lives of others. His foundation is called "ArtPass" and it's focus is making kids and teens more comfortable in the hospital around the world by helping them make and share their art. You should check out his site, it's pretty amazing and he is truly making a difference with these kids.
Malcolm brought art supplies with him and he will be sharing art with the kids this week when he isn't changing bandages and treating their wounds. I put a button in below so you can look at his site if you want more info.