Spiritan Jean Pascal Lombart, and seventeen volunteers from Taiwan spent a couple of days with us last week. They came to hold talks with teachers here at Olbalbal. Fr. Lombart and his students from the University of Taiwan spent two days with our teachers constructing an ongoing program to help our Maasai young people. Out of the discussions came a plan for Taiwanese students to spend some weeks at Olbalbal during the coming year helping our kids with English and Math. There will be a lot of red tape to unwind but we can make this happen. The visit ended with a traditional goat roast.
Naishorua OlDumu graduated from Clinical Officer Medical School last week. The road to this day has been long and difficult for Naishorua. She came to me 17 years ago ready to enter grade one. At the mission she was able to attend school and to get medical attention. Her kind of diabetes has required insulin injections and a special diet for all these years. She stuck it out, and after 7 years of primary school, 4 of secondary school, 2 of junior college and 3 of medical school, she will now begin her work as a clinical Officer in Maasai County. A clinical officer here in Tanzania does most of the things an MD does, barring open heart surgery and a number of other small differences.