"Going to WE DAY opened my eyes to what is happening in other parts of the world, and it made me realize that there are so many people that need help and that need opportunities to have a better life. It's easy to get caught up in our own little bubble and take things for granted but in developing countries just going to school is a huge privilege, and so is running water and good health.
I am so glad that we have been able to help the nursing students fill their extra suitcases with donations for moms and babies. 100% of donations will be going to the people that need it, sometimes other charities take money or donations and they don't end up where they are needed, I know for sure that the nursing students will be actually giving these items away! Being a part of this makes me feel so good and really happy because I know that even though we are kids we are able to make a difference! With our donations we will be helping lots of families. One day I want to go places like Zambia and volunteer and bring donations. It's been really great to meet Courtney, she is so nice and I know she is going to be the best nurse :)
It makes me happy to know that the donations we have collected will make things a little easier and a little happier for the moms and babies. A big thank you to Courtney and all the nursing students for letting us be part of this amazing opportunity!"
Hannah & Courtney
Now that we are in Mongu, Zambia, I have a better idea of how the donations we have brought over can help the families here. Tomorrow is my first day on the labor and delivery ward and I will be bringing the new mothers care packages filled with newborn clothing, blankets and hygiene products, all which were donated by families in Kelowna.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!! Babies!