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.
“Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.”
– from Wikipedia
I’ve recently had the pleasure of joining the Lusaka Rugby Club. The game is played very differently here in Zambia, but it is still the sport I love. This past weekend, the LRC hosted the 2013 Lusaka Rugby Challenge and while I didn’t play, I loved attending, watching, taking photos, and feeling a part of the team. The LRC made it to the finals, but ultimately lost 17 – 0 to the Zimbabwean Old Hararians.