Nurses and students from San Angelo State University recently took a trip to Kenya and held a five day medical clinic in an impoverished rural community. They were able to treat 600 people during the course of the clinic, which was located in the village of Kamuya, town of Kisumu on Lake Victoria, which is a little over 200 miles away from Kenyan capital Nairobi. Shoes, socks, baby dolls, soccer balls and games were also distributed to residents as a result of a shoe drive and donations from the company Hasbro. Project Humanity has made a five year commitment to the village, and paid for hospital admissions that occurred during the clinic.
It is encouraging to hear stories of American nurses expanding their grasp to parts of the world that are in great need, and it also allows students undergoing Registered Nurse training invaluable experience and perspective. RN education comes in many forms! This story came from the San Angelo Standard-Times.