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Hi friends, family and everyone else!  We’re Alex Derrett and Tessa Green, we are third year nursing students studying at the Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing. In August, we are going to Ghana for 9 weeks through the organisation Work the ...

Hi friends, family and everyone else J

 

We’re Alex Derrett and Tessa Green, we are third year nursing students studying at the Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing. In August, we are going to Ghana for 9 weeks through the organisation Work the World for our elective. This is an incredible opportunity for us, as practicing as a student in a third world county is a rare learning opportunity.

 

While in Ghana we will be working in the local Hospital in Takoradi. We will also be spending one week living in a small village with a local family helping out with the diagnosis and treatment in a community clinic and immunising the local children.

 

This will be an eye opening experience as many things we take for granted here in New Zealand, such as hand sanitizer, gloves and sterile dressings can be hard to come by in these hospitals. We will also be taking over a range of medical supplies for the local hospital.

 

We have managed to save some of the funds needed for this trip and have been lucky enough to receive a grant from Otago Polytechnic. Some examples of the costs that need to be covered include flights, vaccinations, travel insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and accommodation. As we are volunteers we receive no other funding to carry out this elective in Ghana.

 

This is where you can help!  If you would like to donate, ANY contribution from you will be immensely appreciated. You can donate by clicking on the link. You do not need a pay pal account, just click ‘donate as guest”.

 

While we are away we will be making posts to this page to keep you all updated on our trip when we can.

 

Thank you!

 

Alex and Tessa

 

 

 

 

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