Thursday, March 29, 2007
As one walks the streets of the city of Monrovia. One will see lots of children. There has been no education for 14 years of civil war making the literacy rate 20%. Ther are countless orphans because their parents were murdered or their parents are displaced to other countries and thus they have not been reunited.
We arrived Monrovia the captial of Liberia after a glorious sail. We were greeted by singing, drumming and dancing.
The port in Liberia is less busy than in Ghana thus it is quiter and cleaner. In Liberia we have our own dock of 1 km. Where we can walk, run and the children can ride their bikes.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Before we left Ghana many important officials came to visit. Including the minister of health, the vice-president and president of Ghana. We were also invited to a stand up lunch from the minister of health.
This is a picture of the captain of the ship and the executive director of the ship dressed up to welcome the president.
The outreach in Ghana being complete has meant that we have had to say good-bye to many friends we made in Ghana. Including the translators whom the nurses worked closely with on the Ward. "Translators are a very important part of the medical department. All are Christians from the local comunity, and many are pastors or church workers. The main role of translators is to facilitate communication between the medical team and those we care for." We had a good-bye party for the translators and we wore our African outfits.