Today we went to the school where we taught our classes simple biology, senses and the solar system. We ordered the planets in order of size and decorated the classroom alongside the handprints we made in yesterdays class. It was great to see that the children have become more confident working with us and it is going to be really difficult breaking the bond we have formed over the past week when we leave.
Madison K, Amber and Beca visited the children at the visually impaired school today across the road from St Marie. A little girl called Hilda taught us how she has learnt to write her name in braille, a boy called Joseph showed us how he uses the abacus to count and the team taught them fun, simple songs such as head, shoulders, knees and toes, which they caught on very quickly and thoroughly enjoyed.
Penny, Lamara, Iona, Sasha, Megan and Mollie got the opportunity to visit the local hospital in Nkhata bay. We got to visit the Paediatric, Maternity and Outpatients wards. Whilst handing out bundles of clothes and medical kit a lady had just given birth to her baby girl who was just minutes old when we saw her. The hospital had just been opened and was very modern, however, it is unlikely the hospital will continue to run due to financial barriers.
In the afternoon we had the pleasure of working with Butterfly youth club for the second time. We did arts and crafts, played games and sang and dance with the children. Many of the children made gifts for the team from the resources we had donated to them. This gesture was lovely as the children have so little but wanted to give back to us for our work.
It is going to be extremely hard and emotional to leave such an amazing and inspirational part of Africa in a couple of days but we are all excited to come home and miss everyone lots. See you soon!
Note from Helen: after today, we are travelling to Liwonde tomorrow - no internet, and then Sunday will be safari drive - no internet, and then to Lilongwe, when internet will resume. Blogs will resume ASAP