Aug 6, 2020

Aisha and Moses strong against Coronavirus!

The booklet
The booklet

Hi all!

We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. Unfortunately, the coronavirus is still spreading and making new victims, also in Tanzania. But knowledge dissemination about the Corona Virus in Tanzania is limited. Mieke Linssen and Alberdine van Hulsbeek created a (audio)book to educate children about the Coronavirus. The book addresses the insecurity and excitement of children, whilst teaching how to behave to avoid further contamination simultaneously. Mieke and Alberdine developed this book in 5 different languages, amongst which Swahili.

"Aisha and Moses are the two main characters in the booklet "Aisha and Moses strong againts Coronavirus!". Aisha, a smart Tanzanian girl, paid close attention when her teacher explained why they could not come to school for a while. Moses however, a very vibrant little boy, doesn't quite get it and likes to be informed by his friend Aisha. Using illustrations in combination with a typical African context, this beautiful story is told. It is available in both text and audio and it is just a small file so it can also be used on a smartphone."

In order to reach the children in East-Africa, Mieke and Alberdine asked us, Driving Nurses, to partner up. In collabortation with our regular partner FTK Kilimanjaro in Lower Moshi, the booklet has now been printed and is already distributed in area of over 80,000 inhabitants.

For more information about Aisha and Friends, you can visit their website through the link below. You can also find the full story about Aisha and Moses on this website.
https://aishaandfriends.com/

We are beyond proud of this beautiful collaboration! 

Kind regards,
Team Driving Nurses

Apr 8, 2020

Stay strong everybody!

Dear all,

It has been a while since the last time you've heard from us and the world looks a whole lot different right now. COVID-19 has the whole world in its grip at this very moment and everybody is facing challenges they've never challenged before. First and foremost; we hope you and your loved ones are doing fine and are in good health. 

Last january, before we expected anything but a pandemic, our chairman Suus travelled to Tanzania check up on our projects and meet with those involved. It was a real fruitful trip! We can now proudly tell you that ultrasounds are being made on our MamaBus! We have been working on this for years and it is a huge milestone for our organization. Adding up ultrasounds to the other services we already provided, we can now offer pregnant women the full set of care they need. 

Furthermore we have once again added a new village to our area of support. The new village is very far from civilzation and in rainy season it is even completely closed off due to water that breaches the banks of the river around which the village is built. Exactly for these reasons our help is much needed! Suus travelled to this village herself and what an adventure! Once arrived our team educated the local midwives about our "safe childdelivery packages".  One of our main goals is to convince women to give birth in hospitals. However, this village is this far away from any hospital, that we donated them these packages to still make sure they can deliver safely. 

Besides our MamaBus we also have other projects running. One of these project is supporting a small group of underpriviliged children. As we all know, poverty is a great issue in Tanzania. We support children in the absolute lowest tier; children who are kept out of school, that have to beg, that are abused by their parents or have even have no parents. 
During the trip in january, Suus also planned a visit to one of the schools we collaborate with and where some of the children we support are educated. When Suus was on her way to this school she ran, entirely coincedental, into a lovely young lady who was in real need of our help. And then Suus even found out that she was named Susie! What are the odds? This was predestined.. 
So as of last january we also support Susie through education and we cannot wait to see how she is progressing.

Lastly we want to wish you all a lot of strength in these times. Keep your distance and stay safe!

Kind regards,
Team Driving Nurses

Dec 11, 2019

2020, bring it on!

The Mamabus in Malwalla
The Mamabus in Malwalla

Hi everyone!

Times fly when your having fun! It's already been a year that we are part of the global giving society and it has brought us some great results. As told our in previous report, the mamabus is back on track again and we even we were even able to reach some additional villages with our bus. See above the beautiful picture of our bus in the new village Mawalla!

Furthermore, last october the "40 van breda" took place. During the Bredaase Singelloop, 89 participants with great perservance ran for our foundation. Not did they ran one of the four distances this day, but they ran all of them. They ran 5, 10, 21 and 4 km. A total of 40 km! This is a huge achievement and we are extremely proud that all of these people are so extremely committed to our foundation. All of them together collected an amount of over 20 000 euros for our foundation, surrealistic! We do not only want to thank the runners but also the donors who supported them. Once again, thank you so much! 

Upcoming January our chairman Suus will travel to Tanzania to check up on the bus and meet with those involved in our projects. During this visit we hope to optimalize all procedures of our bus. We everything runs smoothly our next step for 2020 is to analyze the opportunities for a second bus. Through a second bus we can enlargen our area and reach more mothers and children without compromising on quality of care for the current area. 

You'll we hearing from us!

Kind regards,
Team Driving Nurses

The runners of 40 van Breda
The runners of 40 van Breda
 
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