Friday, September 21, 2012

The Week in Photos: Spring, Safe-home Arrivals, M&E, and Outreach

A lot happens around TTL in one week. Babies make great strides toward recovery...the Outreach Team brings life-saving care to families in rural villages...and we work to understand how we can continue to meet the needs of the children of Lesotho. I thought I'd share a bit about our week through a few photos.
Reitumetse arrived at the safe-home late last week. Understandably, it takes babies a little time to adjust to the safe-home...being away from home, their mama, and everything they've known is certainly confusing.

Add on top of that feeling pretty sick and tired and Reitumetse's first few days consisted of a lot of watching the other babies crawl around and trying to figure out how exactly this place works.

Spring weather and the chance to enjoy the fresh air makes for some happy babies. 

Although peach blossoms can be pretty memorizing, it turns out the big truck at the construction site across the street is even more so. 

Thankfully, I was able to get Seabonga's big brown eyes to look at me for just a second to get this photo.
Nine month old Tlotlisang arrived last week, as well.

There's something about her that reminds me of a baby bird.

Her little body feels so skinny, bony, and frail, but she's very happy and alert nonetheless.

No matter which direction she's facing, she needs to know what's going on behind her.

Of course, flipping yourself upside down is the easiest way to accomplish that task.

We met this man, the grandfather of one of our former clients, while out in rural village with our monitoring and evaluation team; TTL recently embarked on a massive effort to evaluate the effectiveness of our services and understand client outcomes.

When we approached, this man was perched outside his rondaval slowly weaving blades of grass and thatch into a long, thin rope. 

He continued to expertly weave his rope as he told of his experiences working with TTL and how thankful he is that his grandchild is now healthy.
I love this photo because it illustrates how traveling the rough roads of Lesotho often feels...like teetering on the edge of the world...with the sky so close you feel as if you could touch it.

Yes, that's the same little Reitumetse from above. 

Just a few days of good meals and a little bit of time to adjust and we were graced with that beautiful smile.
And of course, nothing brings out those smiles faster than 'dijo' - food - at snack time.


A good tickle brings out the smiles pretty quickly too.

Renang, who has been in the safe-home for about a month, improves each day.

His laugh is something I look forward to hearing each day.
The week concluded with an outreach trip to one of the most remote areas in which we work.

Because these villages are so isolated and hard to reach we seem to have a lot of clients in this area; families often don't seem to have access to the resources and services they need.

Mark, a medical student volunteer, provided some helpful insight into the fact that this little guy's condition - his malnutrition is so severe that his body cannot fight off the persistent cough that has been racking his body for the past few months. We brought him into the safe-home to aid in his recovery.

1 comment:

An Binh said...

Bàn làm việc văn phòng đóng vai trò cực kỳ quan trọng trong suốt quá trình làm việc của bạn. Chọn mua chiếc bàn văn phòng hcm phù hợp không chỉ giúp bạn thoải mái hơn trong quá trình làm việc mà còn giảm thiểu tối đa những stress hàng ngày trong công việc của bạn. Bởi vì đối với dân văn phòng, một ngày trung bình bạn ngồi 8h, tức là 1/3 thời gian trong ngày, tính rộng ra là gần như một phần ba cả cuộc đời. Vì lý do đó, việc chọn cho mình một bàn làm việc văn phòng thích hợp sẽ quyết định sự thoải mái ít nhất 1/3 thời gian mỗi ngày trong hàng chục năm của cuộc đời. Tùy theo tính năng mà bạn lựa chọn những sản phẩm bàn làm việc văn phòng phù hợp cho doanh nghiệp của mình. Trên thị trường hiện nay, bàn làm việc nhân viên được chia thành 3 nhóm chính là: bàn gỗ, bàn kim loại và bàn kết hợp giữa gỗ và kim loại. Nếu như bạn yêu thích phong cách cổ điển thì nội thất văn phòng chất liệu gỗ là sự lựa chọn hoàn hảo nhất cho bạn. Trong khi đó, những khách hàng muốn phá cách, thiết kế không gian văn phòng rộng mở trong sáng thì lại lựa chọn nội thất bằng kim loại.
Và cũng không ít khách hàng thích sự kết hợp giữa cổ điển và hiện đại. Do đó những sản phẩm bàn làm việc văn phòng được kết hợp từ kim loại, thủy tinh với gỗ hay ván ép có của công ty nội thất Mỹ Lai luôn được ưu ái rất nhiều trên thị trường hiện nay.