Nonprofit to take nurses to Africa |

Nonprofit to take nurses to Africa

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

If you’re a teacher interested in going to Africa, the nonprofit Nurses With A Purpose might help send you there.Nurses With A Purpose is taking seven nurses to Ethiopia and Uganda from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30 to work in a hospital, an orphanage and a clinic. It’s the first trip overseas with nurses for the nonprofit.”We’re taking the first team of nurses to Uganda and then on to Ethiopia,” board member Lynne Jammaron said.For most of the nurses on this trip, employers are paying for about half the costs of the trip and Nurses With A Purpose will also pay for half, Jammaron said. The organization is designed to deliver health care to areas of the world that most need it while also expanding nurses’ experience.Nurses With a Purpose is looking for a teacher who might be interested in going to Africa. The group wants someone who can develop a three-month English teaching program for 4- to 8-year-olds. Funding for expenses might be available, and housing will be provided. The organization also said it could, in addition, hire a Ugandan teacher if it finds someone to donate about $200 a month. It’s also looking for donations of supplies.”We’re wanting to collect supplies to take with us that could be dispensed at the orphanage,” said board member Berne Mitton.The organization asks for anything that might be used, including: school supplies, toys, clothing, plastic dishes, silverware, easy-to-read books in English, personal hygiene items, children’s Tylenol and prenatal vitamins.”This is putting our wish list out there in great big letters,” Mitton said.Anyone interested in donating or asking about the teacher position can call Nurses With A Purpose at 970-945-5888.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611 pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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