On a 'Busman’s Holiday' in Vic Falls
A group of Australian audiologists recently visited the Victoria Falls project. Although on holiday, they were still keen to help out in the community, so decided to assist with hearing tests for local children.
Accompanied by Dr Chidziva, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist from Harare, they carried out tests on 35 children at the Rose of Charity Orphanage using equipment they had brought from home to donate. A few children were identified as needing hearing aids, so the audiologists agreed to raise funds to purchase them once back in Australia.
Later in the day, the group enjoyed a lion walk with the Ts, Thembile and Thuli, back at the Victoria Falls project site.
You could join ALERT as a medical intern and use your skills to help the local community.
Getting Crafty at Victoria Falls Orphanage
Community volunteers have spent a happy time at the orphanage teaching the children how to make their own toys. The girls enjoyed sewing dolls from donated wool and scraps of material, while the boys were shown how to construct solar-powered cars, which they then had fun testing out. Everyone was proud of what they had made and thoroughly enjoyed working with the volunteers to learn a new skill.
You can become a community volunteer on this project and enjoy working in local schools and orphanages.