This past week, together with the other two orphanages in Yako, we held a two-day training session for all of our baby care-takers. In total there were about 40 ladies in attendance.
The discussion topics were chosen by the ladies and included: health and hygiene, the psychological development of a child, professionalism, how to prepare a child to leave the orphanage, nutrition, and balancing the responsibilities of work and home.
The sessions were taught by our social worker, Ely, as well as by a social worker sent by Social Action and by our nurse, Josephine, and by the nurses from the other two orphanages.
Everyone enjoyed extra cups of coffee, sardine sandwiches, and cups of cold water as we listened to the teaching and worked together in the break-out sessions.