On a bright Saturday morning, looking out of the window, I saw the children far off on the field, dressed up in sport wears of different colors. Immediately, I dressed up as fast as I could , eager to participate in whatever activities they were going to engage in , even though I had no idea of what they were going to do.
It was an exciting time! We engaged in various sport activities such as relay race, skipping, football e.t.c. The most interesting activity for me was the tug of war, where the children displayed their strength and prowess at the blow of the referee’s whistle. After sports, it was time to dance! The kids love dancing and as usual, they were on top of the game!!!
At the Hope for Humans Care Center, besides recreation, singing and dancing, the center also provides some education, regular anti-seizure medications and nutritious foods for these children. However, the children who are privileged to participate in the center’s comprehensive program and are responding positively are very few, only 40 children out of hundreds of children affected with nodding syndrome in the community.
Right now, I’m going on a search for some of the kids with nodding syndrome in the community. Are they as healthy as these kids being managed at the center? What are the challenges faced by this community in accessing healthcare? Come with me as I embark on a 2 hour journey, walking to find these out. It’s going to be a long walk. Let’s go!!!
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Check the video Sports and Recreation Time!