Tuesday 29 March 2011: Foot Massage?
It looks like a foot massage on the farm.
On the left is Alipha who is a student nurse and on the right is the farm manager Alinipher.
Last year we paid fees and accommodation for Alipha because the Government claimed inability to pay. This year (beginning September) they paid the first term, but ran out of money by December. The school of nursing sent the students home until now hoping the President would relent. No such luck, so we have to use our own personal money again to get her through the year.
She is an exceptional young woman and we feel that its a great investment.
All nursing colleges seem to have about 25% of the students they can take and it is felt that the country will take generations to make up for this lost year.
Of course she has worked with us in the intervening period, and she is prepared to do everything.