Lensa, our trainee midwife, passes her first year

Lensa at FIGO Conference - Front - Oct 2013

We are delighted to report that Lensa, our trainee midwife in Ethiopia has passed her first year of midwifery training and is now beginning her second year.  Lensa is really enjoying the course and is very happy at University.

Recently two of our previous volunteers Karen and Jeremy, who volunteered at our project in Gimbie for a year, have returned to Ethiopia and are living in Addis Ababa.  Lensa went to visit them and gave them an update on her studying.

Whilst in Addis Ababa, Lensa went to the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Africa Conference which was all about midwifery and maternal health.  Lensa was also invited to the British Embassy with Karen and Jeremy whilst she was there!  Lensa is really passionate about midwifery and expanding her knowledge whenever possible.  You can read about her previous progress here.

One thing which arose from the discussions with Lensa about her course is that all of the students get given all the lessons and literature on a CD (if they have a laptop) – otherwise they have to photocopy what they can.  This can lead to problems if the photocopier isn’t working or there isn’t any paper.  Can you help?  Do you have an old laptop (with a CD drive) which you don’t use any more and could donate to Lensa?

Please contact Maternity Worldwide on 01273 234033 or email [email protected] if you are able to help.

It costs us, on average, £80 a month to sponsor Lensa’s midwifery training, if you would like to sponsor a month of midwifery training please see our online shop here.