Miss Eisentrager, who is currently volunteering in Chainda, Africa, has sent through the following Our Rainbow House news.
from Miss Eisentrager
Today Miss Eisentrager delivered an information session with the caregivers and guardians on the deadly malaria disease that affects so many of our families. The session began with the latest statistics on Malaria cases within the Chainda Compound. She highlighted the risk factors for both young children and pregnant women. The attendees learned about how the disease is contracted, the symptoms of the disease often mimicking other illnesses as well as current treatment offered through the Chainda Clinic. The guardians were then given a thorough demonstration on how to assemble, hang, care for, use and store the mosquito nets. Each guardian received a net for the children in their care. Over the next two weeks the caregivers will accompany Miss Eisentrager to inspect and/or install the nets for the guardians. They were thrilled to receive such a generous gift only made possible by Mr David Stone, a parent from Bounty Boulevard State School. We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr Stone for taking such a keen interest in the welfare of our children.