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On Monday the team travelled up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Thursday, 26 October, 2017
On Monday the team travelled up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

On Monday the team travelled up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to visit two schools to teach first aid for burns injuries. The headmaster of one school was so delighted he brought all 240 pupils onto the school playing field so that they could all take advantage of the lesson. All of the children were asked to draw pictures of their home and identify fire hazards. Plastic surgeon Jeremy Rawlins and nurse Tony Thompson, rewarded the best artists with a high visibility vest so that they would be safer walking home in the dark. The children were delighted and danced around the classroom with glee. Specialist nurses Sue Colley and Peter Smith spent the day at the hospital assessing patients in readiness for the plastic surgeon’s arrival. People had travelled from far afield, some as far away as Dar es Salaam, to seek the opportunity for life-changing treatment. The rest of the team arrived late at night from the airport, ready to present lectures the following morning. It was after 11pm when finally we had finished plans for the day ahead.

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