Saturday, 9 May 2015
We are thrilled that our Friends of Chitambo Trustee, Mr. Levi Chifwaila, was honoured in Friday's Labour Day Awards, in the Chitambo District.
He received this very fine copper plated fine wooden shield, with 'Labour Day Award' and his name engraved on it:
The awards were presented at Mukando, north of Chitambo, on Great North Road. This is to be the new Chitambo District HQ. Employees from a range of local industries and services (health, education, agriculture, fisheries etc) gathered for the ceremony. Awardees were given a small amount of cash to buy their own lunch and a little extra for an item, such as a mattress or something else of use to them personally.
Awards were presented by a panel including Mr. Kaseba, the new Chitambo District Commissioner, and Dr. Mumba, District Director of Health.
Levi receives his award from Dr. Mumba, District Director of Health
The proud owner of the Labour Day Award for 'most hardworking' member of staff
It is a great gesture to honour rural health workers in this way. They work so hard and often, apparently, for little tangible reward. We are delighted that Levi's contribution has been recognised. As a highly educated and experienced nurse and tutor, he is a very valuable asset to Chitambo. Anything that will help him to stay and serve the community there seems a very good thing.
The School of Nursing's driver was also awarded for his loyalty.
Here is Mr. Mwelwa's report on his recent visit to Chitambo: Click for Pdf
The photographs are all his own work.
This report will be on show at the NHSScotland Event (Scotland's annual health conference: Click here to view the Event), alongside our conference poster, which 2 Zambian partners, Mr. Levi Chifwaila and Mr. Consider Mudenda, will be presenting. Here is a link to the draft poster: Click to view the poster Pdf
This is true partnership with Zambian and Chitambo partners leading on these important contributions.