Last week, Livingstone was happy to have Ramona from Germany volunteer on their healthcare project. She was given the role of lead volunteer based on her enthusiasm for the project! She wrote a sweet and clever poem about Home Based Care that explains the duties of the project as well as the importance of continuing to educate and helping the patients of the local clinic.
"I was here for 2 weeks as an volunteer in the medical project. I was excited about what would be happening in these 2 weeks. The medical project can be split in 2 parts. Work and assist in a clinic, which was very interesting to see what kind of system here is. The baby weighing was for me wonderful. See and talk with women of each age, look at the pretty little children and do a really lovely job. The second part is home base care, which I liked so much." I will give you an impression, what kind of job this is: A group of medical volunteer’s will walk in the bush area from H ouse to house to care about the people. We O pen there a place like a little clinic, M iddle in the bush, where no doctor is. E ach person is important and needs help. We B ring medicine to A ll the people, who often have the same problems. S ometimes we help to solve the problems, while we are listening and give E xamples how to live healthy or what to D o. It is also necessary to C ontinue teaching in basic healthcare, be A lways very careful and you became the R espect from the Zambians. Home based care was fore me more than project, more than learning about culture of Zambia, it was a great! E xperience - what I will never miss." You too can have an unforgettable experience on our healthcare project in Livingstone! We need volunteers like Ramona to help make a difference!