Change is inevitable, but also is the only thing that liberates people. Two months have now elapsed since I was deployed to my site in Nkhata Bay District, and my journey as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer continues to take its full shape. Wow! Who knew I would lose myself only to discover myself in a strange place, far from home, far from family, and away from my comfort zone? Life is nothing but a journey indeed!! It’s a path that we must all be willing to travel. When we do this we are able to discover our true identity and what lies in our destination. I have made new friendships and become a part of new families since I’ve come to Nkhata Bay. Below is a photo of my new friends from the nearby primary school. These students have become great friends and are always greeting me whenever we meet.
With cholera cases being reported in some parts of Nkhata Bay, we have decided that next week we are going to organize a cholera campaign in collaboration with the local Health Centre and Timaitha Youth club. On this day we will teach the community members what cholera is, what causes it, its signs and symptoms and its preventable measures. We expect members who attend to greatly benefit from this campaign and better their lives so that they continue being healthy and productive citizens. Below is a great photo of Timaitha Youth Club whom I have been working with on several projects including a campaign against gender based violence, starting a garden for the youth club, and setting up of an organization that seeks to empower them.
As 2018 begins I am more than optimistic of the smiles we will put on people’s faces, resulting from the projects that we intend to undertake. Until next time, dear readers, stay blessed.