Jamaica – Day 6

Today we visited three sites: the Challenge Basic School, The Women’s Centre and Melody Girl’s home.

At the Challenge Basic School, we taught preschool and kindergarten age children how to wash their hands. We had them color with fingerprints and then used glow germ to show them how important washing your hands for 20 seconds, and cleaning all parts of your hands is. The children were blown away by the glow germ and loved fingerpainting with the nurses.

At the Women’s Centre, students taught the women about safe sleeping, SIDS, swaddling methods, and how to use journaling as a therapeutically. The women were grateful for the blankets students left behind for their babies and all the education they received. 

Finally, at the Melody Girl’s Home, students spent time with girls ages 13-18 talking with them about their passions, beading, making necklaces and helping them with their homework. Nursing students left the Girl’s Home feeling exhausted, yet fulfilled to see the girls so passionate and hopeful for their future studies. 

Carly Whalen

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