Every year, The Gundua Foundation presents a grant to the best graduate student to support his/her higher education.
This year the grant was given to Matwiri Winnie Ntingari. The grant amounts to SEK 50.000 and covers the fees for four years of university education. If the student does not complete the education the grant will be revoked.
Winnie is 20 years old and wants to become a doctor. She is right now investigating which school is available and best for her. She graduated with one A- and 78 points which was the best result in the whole district.
The grant was handed out in the presence of all the Gundua Primary and Secondary schools’ students and their parents during a ceremony. Winne held a speech about her dream to become a doctor and our representative Fredrik Wegbratt also spoke.
Winnie lives with her mother and three sisters/brothers. They all send their thankful and innermost well -wishes to the Gundua Foundation in Sweden.
April 2 will always remain an important date in Ex-Lewa in Kenya. After many years’ lack of quality care, advisory and health promoting initiatives, Gundua Foundation has now opened a fully equipped Health Centre.
The first day, we had the privilege to receive as many as 49 patients suffering from all kinds of diseases from diabetes to burns. People of all ages came for care and with our top-modern laboratory and our very competent employees we could really make a difference.
We are actively working to reduce the use of antibiotics and especially the broad-spectrum variants. On the whole, we would like to think that we, through well-planned information and education around better nutrition, better hygiene and the use of the right medicine on a needs basis, will make a considerable difference for peoples’ well-being.
During these days we have two extra Swedish nurses on site to undertake mass-vaccinations in the surrounding villages. And then, ApotekHjärtat, one of our major donors, will arrive with two pharmacists who will make sure all routines are in place in our pharmacy.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed to increased life expectancy and higher standard of living for all of Ex-Lewa’s 10.000 inhabitants!
Fredrik and Jessica Wegbratt for Gundua Foundation
Gundua’s Health Centre is about to open thanks to generous contributions from ApotekHjärtat. We will be fully equipped to conduct all conceivable tests, fix teeth, give HIV advice, distribute medicine via our own pharmacy and even undertake minor surgery in emergency situations.
The Centre opens officially April 2. Already this week we will be able to conduct some hundred vaccinations and to start parental groups with the help of volunteers who have arrived. We can already see the need for advice and care from neighbouring villages. We will make a real difference here offering increased life expectancy for many people.
You can get an image of what’s happening in the photos below. At the same time that deliveries of equipment and materials are arriving, we are busy with team-building efforts as well as installing the stand-by power generation engine.Later today we will have “real” electricity and on Monday Internet connection…we hope. This is Africa, but many have contributed with both time and resources to make sure we are ready on April 2, so it will work.
Fredrik and Jessica Wegbratt