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
Oct 7, 2015

The Doctor Visits!

Dr. Sparrow examines a student
Dr. Sparrow examines a student

We brought a doctor to Idjwi to meet the kids! This was a really big deal, because most of the kids in Buhumba Village have never seen a doctor, and their health is generally poor. Many kids have repeated cases of malaria, intestinal worms or other conditions that make them feel sick. Sick kids can't get to school, but more often can't perform well because they don't realize that they are sick. As we are trying to improve all aspects of their education, I was delighted that we could bring Dr. Sparrow as a special addition to our summer camp trip in August, and she was welcomed warmly by the kids and the whole community. 

Dr. Annie Sparrow is an extraordinary lady who is also a pediatrician and global health specialist who has treated children in Somalia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and many other countries. She came to Buhumba to see the kids and to evaluate their general health. Dr. Sparrow performed some basic tests to identify cases of neglected tropical diseases.  She brought some medicines that could help kids right away, such as treatment to remove intestinal worms. She came mostly to observe, and left with an intense desire to make a difference, to come back herself, and to help us to create a more permanent program to improve their future.

The Fund is currently working with Dr. Sparrow and other public health professionals to design and implement a program to provide much-needed primary and preventive health care for the children of Buhumba Village. Dr. Sparrow's initial visit was a very important first step. 

We appreciate your continued support that allows us to provide this type of program for the kids on Idjwi.  We will be excited to keep all of our friends and supporters updated about our efforts to improve their overall well being .  

The school director greets Dr. Sparrow
The school director greets Dr. Sparrow
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Idjwi Island Education Fund

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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David Folds
Washington, DC United States
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