We awoke extremely early, packed our bags and headed on a 1 hour and 45 minute drive to a town called Kitwe. FCE (read previous post to know abbreviation) is in the middle of nowhere- it's tucked back this 7 mile dirt road! I would NEVER FIND IT IN THE DARK or the daylight!
On our way to our destination we stopped and visited a women's birthing clinic. WOW! The women working there are amazing, knowledgeable and compassionate. They will be attending our class tomorrow called "Helping Babies Breathe."
We ended up at an orphanage/school/boarding school today called Lifesong. We interacted and met with students and toured the facility. The facility is a free school for children in the surrounding villages, by 8th grade they can take a test and become boarding students. They focus on trying to give children better futures instead of young arranged marriages which keep children in stuck in a poverty stricken cycle. While at the school we split up, half of us served lunch to grades 0-9 and half of us ran a mobile clinic to any children who felt sick or just had some questions or who wanted to speak with us.
We then headed to a Catholic Hostel, arrived around 1700. Upon arrival we learned there was no power until 2200. We ate dinner by candlelight and reviewed our Helping Babies Breathe program for tomorrow's upcoming class, which will take place at Lifesong. Our day was slightly less eventful than yesterday, but just as fulfilling- interacting and meeting children who are givennothing but smile at everything are just amazing human beings. 💜 will update everyone when We can, wifi is hard to come by at times. Jennifer