We are still volunteering in the hospital and all is going well there. Some of the crew saw an emergency c section and said it was a great experience. We are hoping to get to see more surgeries as well. Everything here is going great, the weather is perfect for our work and we are enjoying every minute of our time here. Jenna checked on the mud house and it looks great! If the family would like and if time permits, we may build a dividing wall for the baby for privacy when he grows up.
The water project is about half done. We have the gutters up on one building and worked on putting the others up today on the other building. After the gutters are up and sealed we just have to add PVC pipe to direct the water into the tank. The tank is HUGE and taller than the building, so we have to exchange it for a smaller one. Other than that and a few fitting issues, everything has run smoothly. We will work on this project through the weekend and hope to be done next week sometime.
We went to Mungeza this week and this is where I really wish my file would upload because I had so much to say about the school. It is a school mixed with albino children, handicapped children, and other children as well. We took a van up there and brought a lot of clothing and fruit with us. The view during the ride was beautiful!! We distributed clothing either based on the name tag sewn into the clothes or by fitting them to the children. The albino children recieved clothes first because they were the ones who needed the cover the most. We also gave the other children clothing that was left after the albino children recieved there clothing. It was challenging to try to fit the clothing to their bodies just by looking at them. We also applied sun screen to the albino children, which is somthing that didn't appear to happen often, because their skin was so sun damaged. Redness, dryness, open sores, and brown and black spots were common on these children. We told the teachers that this needed to be applied every day to protect their skin. We then handed out fruit to all of the children, which was a hard task, because the children would hide their fruit in an attempt to get more, which made it hard to tell who had recieved fruit and who hadn't. We also gave the children gum, which they love here!! Kate and Jess were able to jump rope with the girls, but they are so much taller that they didn't fit so well. Before we left, the children sang us a song in both English and Swahili saying goodbye. I hope we get to go back again and help in whatever way we can, because they seemed to love having company around and we loved being there.
I am sorry if this is jumbled, but I only paid for enough time to quick upload a file and since that didn't work I needed to type up what I could quickly. Hope all is well!