Our next trip to Mtwara is set for June 12-21 (click HERE to learn more about this trip). Much preparation is going on right now; check out how you can get involved without needing to travel!
On the June trip we hope to lay the foundation for a future Medical trip to Mtwara. Part of laying that foundation is getting a sense of the current medical services in the area. We’re not the first to have this question and it appears to my uneducated eyes that there are relevant journal articles available sharing the results of recent efforts to understand this region. We are looking for someone with the ability to conduct a lit review of medical journal articles to help our doctors, nurses, and PAs better understand conditions in this region.
The cornerstone of our June trip is hosting workshops with the Nehemiah Project on starting businesses. The workshops make extensive use of workbooks which we have been working to get translated into Swahili. These workbooks have graphics which need to be redesigned with Swahili text. We need help with graphics ranging from flowchart style illustrations to icons to a cover.
Business Mentoring: Moris
Moris is one of the business owners we are encouraging in Mtwara. He currently runs a shop selling carvings which he buys from craftsmen in surrounding villages. He’d like to expand that business to help tourists see the best of his region. This tour business could benefit from a stronger web presence, some Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and clear offering of services.
Gifts for the Compassion Center
We asked Wema, the center director, what kinds of things we could bring for the children. She was very humble in offering a few requests:
- soccer balls
- sports pinnies
- drawing colours (colored pencils)
- tailoring machines
- a projector
A few of these we can take with us (e.g. pinnies) but the rest we should buy there if possible.
In addition to helping us meet these needs, you can give financially. You can give by cash, check or online by designating your gifts to "Global Missions". Any monetary gifts designated “global missions” in the month of May will go straight to a small budget to help Wema purchase these things while we are there.
For more information about how you can help or to volunteer for these things, please email David Lindrum.