Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Some wonderful news!

The icing on the Christmas fundraising cake came when Jo's colleague, Heather, at NHS Education for Scotland (NES: announced that she wished to sponsor 2 nurse training scholarships at Chitambo, for particularly needy student nurses!

Following the Christmas Street Fair, Jo had brought remaining items (jars of festive plum and orange jam)to work and left them in the kitchen, along with leaflets about Friends of Chitambo. This attracted a little small change, which was welcome. However, it seems that Heather had read the leaflet in detail and explored our blogsite. She and her husband, John, are keen to support a grassroots charity with genuine, local connections. That way, they will know where their donations are going.

Being a nurse by background, Heather was particularly drawn to the idea of supporting nurse training. She is now a leading light in Postgraduate Medical Education for Primary Care, in Scotland. There is potential for picking her brains over educational matters in support of Chitambo School of Nursing and Mr. Kasoka, Principal Tutor, has welcomed this idea. Meantime, a very big thank you to Heather and John for their enormous generosity. It will make a big difference to nurse training at Chitambo.

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