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Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island

by Idjwi Island Education Fund
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Jun 1, 2021

A medical mission

Greetings from Idjwi Island!  

These photos are from a medical mission in April when our local medical professionals visited the Buhumba primary school to examine and treat hundreds of children.  A significant number of the children suffer from malaria, intestinal parasites, malnutrition, and other conditions that are prevalent in the region.  Our medical team, doctor Samy and nurse Faida, purchase anti-malarial and other medicines in Bukavu (a city on the southern tip of Lake Kuvu) and bring them by boat to the village to examine and treat the children.  They also visited a local community on a tiny adjacent island to treat children there.  

Our recent construction projects have helped facilitate more regular medical visits.  The recently-constructed administrative building includes a nurse's station with storage for necessary medicines and supplies.  We plan to continue with these regular medical missions to support the children's overall health and ability to learn.

The generous support from our GlobalGiving community helps make this possible.  Thank you!

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Idjwi Island Education Fund

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
David Folds
Washington, DC United States
$81,971 raised of $90,000 goal
548 donations
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