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Sherri Kirkpatrick
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We always consider the bonus checks from Amazon as free lunches !  Our kids are the winners when you shop!!   Now through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to HealthEd Connect when you shop at  smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1115162 . #...
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Announcing!!
Emily crossing the Luapula  River (2007) from Zambia to DR Congo Fantastic news!  We are doing a happy dance at HealthEd Connect as we announce our new Executive Director, Emily Penrose-McLaughlin!   It is difficult to imagine anyone coming better qualified...
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Announcing!!
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Top-notch School!
According to the Zambian Open Schools Organization (ZOCS), over one million school-age children in Zambia are not enrolled in school.  Even though the government provides many primary schools, the numbers are insufficient to support the 1.4 million orphans ...
Top-notch School!
Top-notch School!
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Mother's Day
                          A baby on its mother's back does not know the way is long.                                                          African proverb Mini-mom Big Sister Tragically, there are 140 million orphans globally who have lost a mother or fa...
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Mother's Day
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Thank you Rotary!
Sherri presenting program to KC Rotary Club 13 Rotary has been an amazing partner for the HealthEd Connect schools in Zambia!  Providing sturdy desks and benches in 2011 soon after the school at Chipulukusu was established, the Kansas City Rotary Club 13 an...
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Thank you Rotary!
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Proactive Sinkhani
Sixty baby trees finding a new home While a decision is being made regarding the type of building material (mud-brick or cement block) to be used for the new Sinkhani community center in Malawi, the women are moving ahead.  Being environmentally conscious a...
Proactive Sinkhani
Proactive Sinkhani
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Ethical Dilemma
African chief pondering the trade offs Making the "right" decision is not always easy.  As HealthEd Connect prepares to replace the unsafe little community building in Malawi where the Sinkhani weigh babies, we've run into a major ethical dilemma.  The orig...
Ethical Dilemma
Ethical Dilemma
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The Knot
Maureen wrapping her baby It shall forever remain a mystery as to how babies are secured with a simple knot holding a cloth wrapper across the mom's back and shoulders.  What keeps the knot in place when the babies wiggle?  How can the mom be sure it's tied...
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The Knot
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Well deserved recognition!
Four of our Kasompe Kafwa are proudly wearing the official government name tags they were recently awarded.  This is a prestigious milestone and makes the Kafwa eligible to attend government training and collaborate in community health services for mothers ...
Well deserved recognition!
Well deserved recognition!
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