The Geiko Insurance Fellow followed us everywhere
Our Team socializes with the President, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Disabilities The President “hand delivers” the medications to the Minister of Health Thousands of dollars of critically needed medications were delivered to the local hospital for our clinic. Dozens of dignitaries attended the special event. Posing with the Minister of Dis- abilities and a government official.
Lion Melanie and the Minister of Disabilities, an amazing woman by the name of Abeda Rashid
Young or old, apprehensive or elated, everyone understood the freedom the wheelchairs granted them! Some were apprehensive … some had never known anything but being carried in their mothers arms, or dragging themselves along in the dirt. It would take some time to find their comfort level. Understanding all that freedom means can be a lot to take in at once.
Melanie Meeting With The Minister of Disabilities and visiting a School with Deaf Children
I enjoyed watching them communicate with Ms. Rashid. They use Swahili sign language in Tanzania.
Watching her climb the terrain between the road and the school was an inspiration in itself. This school was located in the middle of the jungle!!
They were so curious about me. I can’t imagine why! I actually had children that were frightened by me. One little boy was fine after he could touch my hair.