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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Community participation

Submitted by Michaela Sholes

One of the things I love most about working with the communities is how different they all are and the various personalities we interact with. I had another encouraging call from a community today, this time from the community’s chief or “dademantse” (phonetically it is “DAH-day-MAHN-chay”). This fellow has been highly supportive of our efforts from the very start and we at MoM believe that is crucial to success. This time, he called to let me know (very enthusiastically!) that they had received the last ETCHE drop, had arranged the next community meeting to share the malaria information, and that the community would come together to help sponsor their Queen Mother and Health Volunteer to attend the upcoming training. It makes all the hardships worthwhile when you hear something like that, to know that they value this and want to do what they can to make the most of it.

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