3 women, colourful fabric, and eager students produced some new skirts and excited young people! Carmen, Wendy and Gail helped teach some basic sewing skills as the students learned how to make a simple “A line” skirt!
One of our team members taught a fun class about self esteem. The children and youth had the chance to hear a story that emphasized how everyone is unique and has something special about them. Then students had a chance to receive a journal to make goals on new skills things they would like to learn, and create a piece of artwork that represented themselves.
Drip irrigation slowly waters individual plants all day long from a water source. Gravity feeds the water through the hoses to individual plants. The barrel holding the water needs only be filled once a day, and then waters each plant during the day.
The farmers, gardeners, and families who received these systems were thrilled with the prospect of reduced time, effort and water needed to help their gardens produce!
But if you stopped in-between and washed your hands, then the germs pieces you had collected were all given away. The object of the game was to get to the end with NO germ pieces. The kids really enjoyed this!
This group was honoured to have with us a filming crew to record some of our activities and document what Canadian Humanitarian does. It is our hope that the finished product will be on TV at some time in the spring in 2014. When we hear firm dates, we will be sure to let you know.
We so enjoyed having Rick and Kevin as part of our group. When they were not filming, they pitched in to help wherever they could!
October’s group had 5 doctors, 2 nurses, and 1 pharmacist in our midst. We completed medicals on the children at Gindo, on children of the Kirkos center, on children at the Kality Center, and on some of the children who needed follow up at the Guelele center.
What do you get when you take 25 total strangers who are doctors, nurses, teachers, agronomists, economists or financial experts and put them together for 15 days? The October 2013 expedition to Ethiopia!
It is always amazing to watch strangers become friends, as they work together to serve others.
Check out our other blog posts to find out about all the wonderful work our expedition teams worked on:
The Sewing Team
The Drip Irrigation Team
The Medical Team
The Fitness Team
Self Esteem Class
The Health Class