Our next Supporter's Evening will be on Friday 15th November 2013 (7pm for 7.30pm start.
The event is not under a tree like the picture from Zambia but at Stow Park Church Centre.
Please come along and hear details of HHI's latest progress, share in worship and enjoy refreshments with fellow supporters - our way of saying thank you for all you do for HHI.
Jute and Edmund received training in the UK to install solar panels and lights and the kits we sent the kits out to Zambia in this years container. Put all this together and we get success - lighting in the remotest of places for people with no resources to pay for electricity. All of this is part of our overall project to uplift the whole of the Gwembe Leper Community - with fresh water; planting and harvest of their own crops; new houses and bee keeping.
Go to the gallery to see some pictures of the Gwembe solar panel going on home number one. Adam from HHZ is learning quickly and proving to be very good. He and Eliot will install a similar system at Muumba School. They have now successfully installed lighting in 2 homes with number 3 not quite finished yet. Hopefully it will be by next Monday (4th November) when the handing over ceremony will take place.One of the photos is Salia Salambo shaking Edmund's hand. She is delighted with he lights in 2 of her 3 rooms. She is the lady with leprosy who can only crawl. Salia will live in the home with her daughter and 4 grandchildren.
We may get more news from Jute and Edmund's trip - watch out. In the meantime here is a question - how many HHI committee members does it take to install a light bulb?
This is a picture of Innosencia- she is deaf and intervention by Health Help Inernational in Zambia helped her situation - she was very happy to receive two knitted dolls at the recent Donation Day in Monze.
Health Help Zambia (HHZ) plan their Donation Day as soon as possible after the Container arrives. This is a very big occasion, attended by individuals and communities. HHZ invites representatives from Hospitals, Clinics, Schools and other organisations as well - to receive some of the contents shipped out from the UK. There is a great celebration with music and some food! A number of dignitaries are invited and this year HHZ were privileged to have the government Minister of Community Development and Child Health, Dr Joseph Katema as guest of honour.
It was a very special and successful day and HHI UK have received many photographs taken at the event. All but two of the beneficiaries invited came along. The Channel Foundation, did not arrive because unfortunately they had a car accident on the way to Monze from the Copperbelt.
The HHZ Board Chairman delivered the opening remarks followed by a speech from Dr Joseph Katema. He is impressed with HHI and has asked to meet UK representatives during the next visit in October.
Bigger - better than ever! That is the view of organizers and participants of this year’s Round Strathaven 50 (RS50) charity cycle event. Growing in numbers every year since the first RS50in 2002 and now attracts cyclists from all round Scotland and a few from south of the border. A total of 410 cyclists set out on the challenging 50 mile route around the South Lanarkshire countryside - facing a stiff breeze en route. Despite the conditions some of the experienced club cyclists completed the circuit in just over 2 ½ hours – an average of 20mph! Two records also fell - Cormac McConville became the youngest to complete the 50 mile event and 5 year old Michael Ferrero became the youngest to complete the 15 mile event which took place in the afternoon. There were 75 family groups for this event, 235 cyclists from age 4 to over 80; bringing the total to a staggering 645 cyclists.