While in Angola, I spent some time volunteering. First I took part in the polio campaign with Africare. We went around the barrios vaccinating children from polio. We had to give them two drops of the vaccine on their tongues and then used some ink on their pinky nail so everyone would know that they have been vaccinated. Our group of 5 people were able to vaccinate over 80 children in just a few hours.
We also spent a day at Mama Muxima Orphanage. Mama Muxima means “Mother Heart” in Kimbundu, a Northern Angola Language. The orphanage was founded in 1992, by Irma Catarina, with 15 children. Now, the orphanage is home to over 100 children and provides schooling for over 400 local children.
During my visit, I was able to teach the craft class. I prepared little packages for each child with the beads needed to spell out their name.
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