Day 6 (Saturday) found the team on a outreach put on by a local partner church where they performed a play educating the community about disabilities in an attempted the fight the cursed and abandoned by God stereotype they carry here in Zambia.
Day 2 of the CLASP International trip consisted of speech screenings at the Bauleni Special Needs Project and a church partnership in Chawama.
So I am back in Zambia for just under two weeks thanks to the folks over at CLASP International. We worked out a deal where I take some photos and videos for them and they get me back to this country I love. I’m here with a team of speech pathologists, as well as physical and occupational therapists as they see patients and supervise students in the University of Zambia’s speech pathology program, giving them the hours they need in order to complete their program, become speech pathologists themselves, and then be able to supervise other up and coming speech pathology students.
It’s good to be back in Zambia, back with kids, and back behind the camera. I’ll try and post a few of my favourite photos each day, but depending on exhaustion levels and internet connectivity, we’ll see how that works out.
It’s long, but worth it (I’m a sucker for a good love story). Stick through the animations in the beginning and I promise it gets great!
Side note: are the pseudo-creepy parts still creepy since they ended up together?
“I knew a man who, in the age of chainsaw, went right on cutting his wood with a handsaw and an axe. He was a healthier and a saner man than I am. I shall let his memory trouble my thoughts.”
– Wendell Berry in The Art of the Commonplace | Feminism, the Body, and the Machine p.80