Six weeks to go!

Six weeks until we leave – the countdown has begun! And things are definitely happening – we have the beginnings of an itinerary now from our primary community partner: Beit Cure Hospital, a non-profit hospital that provides neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and ENT/Audiology in Lusaka, Zambia. And we are busy reading the first assignments from the students enrolled in the class. If you have not read “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer, reading it will give you an idea of the living conditions of the poor in Zambia (although the book is set in Malawi a neighboring country – Zambia is not much different). And it is an inspiring story of self-learning and problem solving without access to a formal education. We hope our group’s experiences help us all learn from our trip and become inspired to do whatever little we can…

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