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.
The organization I work for, CURE International and more specifically CUREU which is heading up by my friend Katie Rae Spell who also happens to be a incredible writer, just put out a free album for you to download from a variety of our partner artists. Did I mention that it’s free? If you feel so inclined, you can leave a tip on the download which will go straight to helping cure kids with disabilities whether it is here at our hospital in Zambia or one of our other ones around the world. Whether you tip or not, it’s free!