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Visiting Existing Splash Sites and Some Potential Sites for This Project

Visiting Existing Splash Sites and Some Potential Sites for This Project

My first day with Dawit and Splash staff was spent in part visiting existing schools and feeding centers already using a splash installed clean water, including drinking and hand washing stations.   A Splash filter system and drinking stations In order to have a successful…

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Problems with New Water Stations

Problems with New Water Stations

My first school visit was not encouraging. Three cheers to Dawit and staff for sharing problems up front. In meeting with Principal, he stressed that the water had been visibly dirty on and off before receiving a system from Splash. Unfortunately the site has been…

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Welcome to Ethiopia

Welcome to Ethiopia

  Not long after arriving in Addis Ababa, Chloe and I hired a driver to see some wildlife and experience the near countryside in Woliso. Driving out of the city center, I was amazed how the splendor of the African Union Building stands side by…

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Uganda – Day 7: All Good Things Must Come to an End

Uganda – Day 7: All Good Things Must Come to an End

We hit the road for Kampala in the morning, pleased to be taking a route that had more paved roads than the one we took out via Jinja (we are now quite familiar with the “African Massage” – or having our marbles bumped and shaken…

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Uganda – Day 6: Soroti Secondary School, Soroti Hospital and How I was a Pharmacist for the day at a Malaria Intervention/Medical Camp

Uganda – Day 6: Soroti Secondary School, Soroti Hospital and How I was a Pharmacist for the day at a Malaria Intervention/Medical Camp

We made up for our lack of community service yesterday on Thursday. First stop was the Soroti Secondary School, a boarding school which Pilgrim founded in the early 2000s to provide for children who had been kidnapped by the Lord’s Revolutionary Army, many of whom…

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Uganda – Day 5: on to Soroti

Uganda – Day 5: on to Soroti

I’ll be honest. I can’t remember much of this day – I know we spent a total of about 10 hours on a bus from Kampala to Soroti, so perhaps that was about it. Yes, yes, that’s definitely the case. Plus a stop for lunch…

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Uganda – Day 4, Ssese Islands Medical Camp

Uganda – Day 4, Ssese Islands Medical Camp

Tuesday started early, with a 7am departure to catch the ferry to the Ssese Islands (formerly known as Tse tse – as in the fly – Islands; creepy, no? I understand the flies, which caused “Sleeping Sickness” and much related mortality early in the 1900s,…

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Uganda – Day 3 (or, Time Flies…Except When it Doesn’t)

Uganda – Day 3 (or, Time Flies…Except When it Doesn’t)

[To be fair, this title really applies to the time that’s passed since my last post, five days ago, not Day 3 itself. You’ll understand more when you read my next post about the 19-hour but-felt-like-36 day). It does feel like I’ve only been here…

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Our Braille Library Project in Nepal Receives National Recognition!

Our Braille Library Project in Nepal Receives National Recognition!

From our partner Rajan Raut: We are so happy to inform you that our cooperating agency Nepal Association for the welfare of the Blind has been awarded the most outstanding Social Service Organization award and cash prize of Rs 100,000/- by the Chairman of Interim…

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Burkitt’s Lymphoma Primer

Burkitt’s Lymphoma Primer

Before launching into another educational interlude, a little color on the day: I woke up to the sky cracking open at about 6am. Don’t ask me why it was so much cooler opening the curtains here to watch the lightning flashes and listen to the…

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