Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Classroom

The classroom for the RTTP students has changed again this year and is now in the building shared by administration and the malnutrition ward. Unfortunately, it shares a common wall with the malnutrition ward, so the sound of babies crying is a frequent accompaniment to the general noise of people talking and chairs and beds being scraped across the floor. The room has windows on one entire side with worn out screens, one ceiling fan slowly turning and little air circulating. By mid-afternoon it is an oven, as are most places in the hospital and the houses, too.

Despite this, the 6 students this year are asking a lot of questions as we study wound and burn care and are doing their best to stay alert in the heat. By 2:30 to 3:00 we all give up. The students go home and I go on to other experiences.

There are so many other experiences that I am not sure which ones to share. So will do some short pieces and you can decide which ones sound interesting enough to read.

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