PORT Lincoln teacher Gretchen Prime spoke about her three-month experience assisting children with special needs at the Orphans and Vulnerable Project Centre in the remote village Mwandi, situated along side the grand Zambezi River in Zambia.
Miss Prime spent three months in the village.
She spent mornings in the Mwandi Basic School special class, setting up and running a computer program at the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Project and spending time with two girls in the village with severe cerebral palsy doing touch therapy and sensory play.
Sixty-five women gathered to hear Miss Prime as she shared a presentation showing the children she met and helped, and teaching their parents or guardians how to continue assisting their children’s needs.
The Mwandi OVC Project support team are looking for education sponsors to fund orphans and vulnerable children in Mwandi.
Without access to this sponsorship the children go through life without the opportunity to go to school.
OVC also runs a feeding program and carpentry and sewing workshops to help community members of all ages get a trade and a healthy meal.
For more information contact Leonie Dixon-Thompson 0457 704 660