Monday, 15 April 2013

End of term Exams

The end the second term of the third year is coming to an end and with the ladies taking their random exams.

They were separated for the practical, hands on. The ladies took their exams seriously since they each have to demonstrate the ability to work individually.

The ladies were asked to prepare a bush stretcher for dragging out a patient with two broken legs, who cannot walk and required dragged through the bush for about a 100meters before handing over to a physician.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The end is near.. end of term that is..

Is coming to the end of term and the girls have to sit their end of term exams both written and practical but are not told when the exams will be conducted.

But they are advised to be ready with every thing that, they have been taught since the exams will come from everything they have learnt for the past two and half years.

Yesterday, there was a scenario about a victim who went flying on her first trial flight and got hypoglycemic and turned out to be that, she didn't have anything to eat that morning and low blood sugar kicked in.

She then became non-responsive and the pilot in command declared a pan pan.

The ladies then handled the emergency very professionally, going through the different procedures on what a first respondant does in such a situation.

It was the best they have done with any scenario in a long time. They were then told they have all passed one of their practical exams for this term.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Flying disabled children

Everyone always likes to have memorable days in their lives and this week was a very important one for our girls and some special children.

We have been considering the option of flying disabled children for a long time but this week, our dreams became a reality.

We visited one of the local schools with Ute Hoelscher who is a teacher to visually impaired children in order to select some potential ones for a special fly me day.

There were six special children present for that memorable day. Two of the kids were deaf and four were partially visually impaired. Francis Norman and his two other friends from Germany who are musicians (violinist, drummers and and singers) came along to assist.

The deaf kids were shown how to touch the drums, violin and drum sticks in order to feel the vibration from the musical instruments to give them ideas of what is going on around them.

After all the interactions, all six of them were flown, after which they all left for their homes happily and with good memories.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Christmas time in Ghana....

So carol who was a good friend of the late Kitty Houghton arrived on the airfield today with a lot of goodies for the workshops to make our lives easier when in tight spaces.

The team at the moment all got very excited at the gifts and then realized how important those parts were. We all got around the gift box to express our excitement together as a team

The ladies then showed some love to the tools that will make their lives a lot easier in the coming days to achieve more in the day to day running of the workshops.