Once again God has provided waaaay beyond my expectations! Many of you know the need for a translator for the Days for Girls classes and distribution, and have been praying with me since January. We didn't feel that it was right to use our previous translator for these classes, as he is male. This could cause embarrassment on both sides, and inhibit conversation and discussion
We knew we wanted a female, and someone who could cope with translating all the biological and medical terms, but there was no-one we could think of in Toliara that fitted that bill. God had bigger plans than I dreamt of! We have Dr Zoe coming from Antananarivo to be our translator and provide more advice than I ever could on the subject of women's health! She is a Malagasy woman who trained in Hawaii so will easily be able to act as translator!
Thanks be to God!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
One of our plans while in Madagascar is to build two Tippy Taps outside the Cathedral latrines for hand-washing purposes.
Paul and Simon are going to work on this project with some of the Malagasy people. They will also train the local people in how and why to use them, and encourage everyone to wash their hands to reduce illnesses due to the spreading of germs on unwashed hands.
Yesterday, I sent instructions to Paul so that he could to teach the Malagasy to make Tippy Taps. With great enthusiasm they have already built one in their garden. Here's Maggie trying it out. I think the neighbors in Paris may find it puzzling to see them washing their hands in the garden!!