Started with another beautiful day in Zambia. After breakfast we headed to our 3rd HBB class at the local midwifery school. We taught 19 excited nurses, doctors and midwives. Some traveled as far as 150 kilometer to attend our class. Many were the only midwife for the entire clinic but they were also responsible for emergencies as well as in patient care and all deliveries . Sounds a bit overwhelming!!!
After the graduation ceremony and photos were taken and distributed we offered a reading eye glass clinic. It's truly amazing to be a part of helping to improve people's ability to see, read, suture and do their job with better quality because they now have improved vision.
After a brief rest, water splashed on face, reapplication of deodorant , potty break and putting on a somewhat clean Tiny People Matter t shirt ....we were off to see the wizard... The wonder King of western province !!! We actually got to visit the royal museum and saw the palace behind gates. Pictures were not permitted 😪
We did boost the Zambian economy by purchasing MANY hand woven items at the gift shop. We had the unique opportunity to meet some of the young rowers of the king . When the low lands flood the King moves to his palace on the higher ground. He and his family and precious belongings are loaded into a row boat manned by 150 row men. They showed us the royal bow and special hand clapping! On our way back to our temporary home, we had the rare opportunity to see a native dancer in ceremonial garb ! Kinda freaky!!!! At first we thought we were being cursed by a witch doctor but not so!! However he charged us a few kwatcha to snap a photo! It was a packed day!!!
Lotsa Love from Linda and Melissa and TPM team Zambia