Our Nursing School Needs Your Help!
Our Nursing School is currently in the process of transitioning from a 1-year “Nurse’s Aide” program to a full-fledged 3-year accredited nursing school. While we transition, however, there are dozens of young women on a waiting list trying to get into our program. So, we need to act fast! Go to our Donate Today page to see how you can help.
Who are Our Nurses?
In August 2012, our Directors, Moe Zeidan and Katie D’Angelo made a site visit to the facilities. While there, Moe fell ill with Malaria. He was treated by two extraordinary health care professionals, Bennon and Pauline — graduates from our nursing school. Each was from the district and were making close to $200/mo. This was enough to not only lift themselves out of poverty but to send money home and get their siblings to school.
The Impact in Numbers
150 young men and women aged 18-20 have graduated from our program
The incidence of HIV in our students is 0% — compared to 12% in the rest of the district
Our graduates make an average of $200/month compared to the district average of $30/month.
The incidence of pregnancy in our students is less than 2% — compared to the district incidence of 30% by the age of 18.