Last week we were blessed to have a day-team come in for four days to offer their time, skills, and hearts to RHFH. The team is from the University of Maine at Augusta and was lead by Susan Baker, Professor of Science. The team members are all taking a course in global health as their capstone course for the Biology program. This is the third year Susan has brought a team of students to Haiti and included time volunteering at RHFH in the trip. She said she is looking forward to next year’s trip already!
Front row, L to R: Michelle with Sain Vique, Martin, Nicole.
Back row, L to R: Kristen, Rolando, Lee, Martin, Michele (interpreter), Susan, Sarah.
“Our week was life-changing for the team. All agree that they have arrived home different people.”
“They learn more about global health issues in their week in Haiti than they do from the course readings.”
– Susan Baker, team leader
Playing with developmental toys with the children from the Rescue Center.
The kids loved the activities and attention.
Measuring daily Medika Mamba servings for all of the children on the Medika Mamba Program (photo above & below).
Physical therapy and massage for Izabella.
Dental varnish for several children passing through the Clinic and in the RC. Carmelite (Clinic staffer) was able to receive training and education, too!
Carrying in much needed supplies for RHFH every day.
We truly appreciated this team’s flexibility and enthusiasm to learn and serve in whatever way they could. The ICU remodel was beginning while they were here, and they never once complained about having to frequently change plans and work in various, often cramped, spaces. Great attitudes are such a blessing! Thanks for all you did and gave, team!