Wow what a busy long day!
We had four different teams out engaged with different activities. Before getting into teams Richard and Dr Frank gave us a presentation on the work. It was wonderful to hear about the impact Grassroots is having at so many different social levels.
Dr Frank made us squirm with his discription of some of the conditions he has to treat…. worms inside children up to 1 meter long removed regularly from the children!!!
One team visited the local hospital with the Grassroots doctor. They were able to visit a number of wards and look at the facilities available. Team two continued to construct pig pens. We now have three pens complete and we are all getting excited about collecting and delivering the pigs to help a family become a little more self sufficient.
Team 3 set to work on constructing the water filters. This is a truly life saving device! However, since the team is not that good some of the taps were not fixed securely and we flooded the Grassroots center. So glad the floors are made of concrete.
Team 4 continued to interview children who are on the sponsorship scheme. This is always a happy/sad event as we discover afresh the difficulties these children face. Many have lost parents in the last few months. All very upsetting.
Groups of children gathered around us at each location. All wanting to be sponsored. Sadly we can oinly take on as many as we have sponsors for. It's never possible to help in the way we would like.
Another busy day tomorrow. Some of the team will be visiting the school that is linked to the school in their community back in the UK. We'll also be taking some children to the zoo and leading some secondary sponsored students english conversation classes…