Our year in review, thanks for your support! Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 370 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.Read more "2014 in review"
Dear SAHARA Project Supporters, We thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers these past several months. The SAHARA Project board has been spread across the globe this summer pursuing our career goals in medicine, developmental economics, and community health. We would like to share a brief summary of our summers as well […]Read more "September Update"
The scarcity of rubber gloves in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa contributes to the spread of the virus and the infection of medical personnel. Here’s what we can do about it.Read more "Fighting Ebola on the Ground Level: With Plastic Gloves and Chlorine"
Our next partnership is with Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, training five community eye technicians. Kibuye just celebrated its first day of eye clinic yesterday, seeing forty-three patients. (Feel free to read more about the physicians and their families who are currently staffing and renovating the hospital.) Because preventable blindness is so prevalent in developing African […]Read more "Introducing Kibuye Hope Hospital"
by Ashley Wright (elementary quiz questions from bold sentences) On our website, we have an African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This week we have come a long way together. Thank you so much for your help and for taking the time to […]Read more "Final Thoughts on Development: Schaeffer Academy Day 5 (Friday)"
by Ashley Wright (Elementary sections in bold.) We are very blessed to live in a city with one of the best hospitals in the U.S. and in the world. Think for a moment about the number of doctors in our city. We meet them everywhere: in the grocery store, at church, at home (i.e. our […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 4 (Thursday)"
by Ashley Wright (questions for elementary come from the bold sentences) There is a proverb in Burundi: “in a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins his case.” It speaks about the political injustice and corruption that is often prominent in developing African countries. According to the BBC’s country profile, “Burundi… [is] one of the […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 3 (Wednesday)"
(Questions for the elementary students will be taken from the bold sentences. Secondary questions come from the passage as a whole.) by Ashley Wright The renowned English philosopher Bertrand Russell once said “the best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.” As Christians […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 2 (Tuesday)"
by David Holmes (Elementary questions will be taken from the bold sections, secondary questions from the whole passage.) For three summers now, my family has visited Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. I had the opportunity to work both in the hospital itself with several of the missionary doctors and to visit some of the surrounding […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 1 (Monday)"
Two Saturdays ago, August 10, we had our very first event. We introduced ourselves, the SAHARA Project, and our first fundraising project- scholarships for national nurses at Compassion Evangelical Hospital in Guinea. We were so blessed to have a huge crowd attend the event and humbled by the generosity of those who gave. We had […]Read more "Launch Event"