A Partnership in Caring volunteers purchased a much needed birthing bed for the Kabuga health Center. The old birthing bed is in very bad shape. The Kabuga Health Center is one of the centres that is owned and run by the Benebikiri Sisters.
Also purchased a commode for use at the Abadacogora House, the residence for retired Sisters in Kabuga
A Partnership in Caring volunteers purchased much needed physiotherapy equipment including a Tens machine, an Infrared Therapy lamp, latex resistive bands, massage balls and 3 more wheelchairs and a foldable stretcher.
A Partnership In Caring have purchased very good quality wheelchairs, two walkers and one commode chair for the retired Sisters at Kabuga.
Thank you everyone for your generous support.
From A Partnership in Caring volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda:
Imagine the joy today as we delivered a new birthing bed to the Kabuga Health Centre today.
It replaces the very old birthing bed seen in the first picture.
An update from A Partnership in Caring volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda:
Spent the day at SAVE today.
We were met and entertained by several hundred students representing 12 schools in the SAVE district. Students are in grade primary to grade 12.
All the students come from poor and vulnerable families.
An update from A Partnership in Caring (APIC) volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda. Mariaand volunteer Carolyn Rideout met Fabrice, a boy the Partnership has been supporting:
After 3 years , we got to see Fabrice today at his school in Gatagara.
He is nine years old now and doing well, he is currently in grade 3. He has grown in so many ways.
He attends Physio, OT and Speech Therapy.
Here he is with his friend Eric.
APIC has been supporting Fabrice and his family for the past 7 years and have been supporting Eric ( yellow shirt) for the past 2 years. This is our first time meeting Eric.
An update from A Partnership In Caring (APIC) volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda:
This is the health centre in Kabuga. It is owned and run by the Benebikiri Sisters. It is very wellrun but scarce in resources.
We donated medical supplies as well as children’s Tylenol and Advil
They deliver about 130 babies each month. Their 2 birthing beds are in very bad shape, they are both crowded into one room , separated only by a curtain. APIC will purchase a new birthing bed for the clinic. There were approximately 12 women in post-partum care. The average length of stay is 24 hours. All mothers and babies were doing well.
The clinic offers HIV care and counselling services to clients and they offer a HIV program to mothers and their children up to age 2.
They have a pharmacy, lab services, a dental hygienist, they do medical assessments and keep clients up to 24 hours for observation. If ongoing medical support is required, the client is transferred to a local hospital.