When we were about to leave, two guys from Taiwan stopped us. They are here on the Taiwan Medical Mission and work for the Mbabane Government Hospital. Their group consists of 4 guys: 2 are Public Health Masters students, one is a chinese herbalist doctor, and one is a western medical doctor. They are all quite shaky on their English skills and have a hard time interacting with their patients. They asked us to be their tutors…
Ricky Martin… who knew that his name is still spoken around the world… I thought he was a one-hit-wonder with the most awful “hit” in history. But, surprisingly enough, his name was brought up today – in
Then, they took us to their SUV. When we were backing up to leave the meeting location, the driver did not look back and backed into a stopped vehicle. The driver of the other truck was not happy. Here in
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“God bless you, and bless you, and bless you some more” – Elangeni Headmaster.
Today we went to Elangeni to finish paying off the school fees for the students. The headmaster sat Anne and I down and expressed his gratitude for giving these children hope. He said the worst part of his job is turning away students who wish to learn but have no money for fees. I think his gratitude is better directed towards you, because without your support back home, we would have never been able to send the large number of children to school!! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
We had a little money left over and so we were able to fix Nomfundo and Sizolwetho’s broken window. The children live in a structure made of clay and cement and there used to be one window before a storm wrecked it. They have boarded up the window with a piece of tin; but with the lack of electricity, there is absolutely no light inside the house. Now Nomfundo and Sizolwetho will be able to study in their home and also they will not have to worry about the flooding problems they have been experiencing. To build a new window was only $35 US. And it looks great!!
Little Sibusiso Kunene lives in a house made of clay and due to the constant heavy raining, most of his home has collapsed. He is the 7th grader we are sponsoring who lost his mother and father to HIV/AIDS. Right now he is living in a tent temporarily until they find enough money to build him a new structure. Anne and I are going out this week to see what we can do to help. Hopefully he wont be in the tent for long!! I don’t know anything about building a house though…