Our day started bright and kind of early--you know, "Zambian Time"--at Choma General Hospital. We first met with the director of the hospital, and introduced ourselves. We told him about the Tiny People Matter Organization and were surprised to hear that he has been taught
the Helping Babies Breathe program by someone who had previously taken the course from Tiny People Matter! How cool is that?! Educate, empowering, and encouraging people to give this gift of knowledge to others is what TPM is all about!
We then got a tour of the hospital. Since we're all neonatal/pediatric professionals we, of course, were most interested in seeing the Maternity Ward, which had the antepartum, delivery area, postpartum, and even a preemie room. We were quite impressed with their set up and
the equipment they had! Their buildings were fairly spread out, so we headed across the way to the pediatric ward.
What perspective you get when taking a look into another country's hospital! A new perspective of all the big and little blessings we have in the States.
After the tour, we hit the ground running! We were informed that all the ladies and men that were standing at the front of the hospital were here to take our Helping Babies Breathe class. So, as we always do, our team pulled together and educated 51 caregivers from around
the Choma area...some even driving over two hours! Shortly through the class, we were told there were more people here wanting to take the course, but we wanted to give quality teaching and guidance. So another class in the afternoon was a must! The first class went
smoothly and ended with every participant receiving their precious certificate and coveted picture with Melissa and Linda. Whew! One down, one more class to go! We all had a feast for lunch, and by a feast, I mean an apple, and we were off to do another class!
Our team pulled together once more and finished strong with another HBB class for 23
more caregivers eager to learn! Overall it was a rewarding day where we accomplished everything TPM has been created to do! Educate, Empower, and Encourage! How lucky are
we to be able to share our knowledge with the caregivers of Zambia through God's grace?
Jen from the Team
Tiny People Matter 5901 Jonestown Road P.O. Box 6034 Harrisburg, PA 17112
Email:TPMInternational@gmail.com Phone: 717.608.4267