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School Update

October 9, 2019 / OMNI / School Reports

Dear Karen, The school programs continues to progress well. The teachers teaching examination classes are doing their final touches in preparing our students for the forth coming national exams. Almost all is set for exam classes, just waiting for the actual dates in the first week of November. Thanks so much for the continued support. […]

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September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019 / OMNI / School Reports

Dear Karen, The school programs are going on well after employing 4 new teachers who have since filled in the gap created by the resignations and transfers encountered. The new teaching staff are coping up with their respective tasks so well and learning has normalized. Thanks once again for a quick response. This term is […]

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New Teachers

September 18, 2019 / OMNI / School Reports

As the OMNI School begins a new school semester, these are four new teachers starting today. 1. Mary Katenga 2. Manasseh Katebe Kabansa 3. Tikambenji Chibangu 4. Norah Mwale

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Baluba Clinic

July 15, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Baluba: our fifth clinic By Jane Lillian Vance In Zambia’s distant Northwestern province, both the Lunda and Luvale tribespeople of the Congo find an easily porous border in the bushlands between their country and Zambia. The Congolese come south to buy mealie meal, which is ground white maize, which boiled, makes the Zambian national food, […]

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17-Mile Village

July 15, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

17-Mile Village: our fifth clinic By Jane Lillian Vance I. The Journey When OMNI leader Karen Throckmorton clinks her fork to her water glass at the breakfast table, and Chief of OMNI Security Derrick Kalinda stands up to speak, the team knows that we are in The Situation Room. Derrick with his amazing subwoofer voice […]

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Macenzie: the fourth clinic

July 13, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Formerly, Macenzie was known as the Village of Wild Pigs, until, a few years back, the government enacted an eradication. The hunted pigs had been piggy-backing various diseases, infecting people. Now, the red-dry Macenzie earth is trodden by thin goats, poorly feathered ducks, and sun-baked toddlers. This is a place of dry cracked lips on […]

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3rd Clinic: Mansansa

July 11, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Further afield than our two previous clinics, near the Congo border, our driver had to stop on the turns into Mansansa to be sure the rutted path wasn’t going to tip our tired bus on its side. Except for the bald dirt along which we lurched, the territory here feels impenetrable: tangled dry brush, camel-colored […]

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Clarius Portable Ultrasound

July 9, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Monday 7/8/19:  I wasn’t sure how utilized the Clarius handheld ultrasound was going to be on the first day of the Zambian mission trip, until it was used by me, and requested by two other medical physicians, one an internist and the other an ob/gyn.  It wasn’t long before I was confirming normal live intrauterine […]

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2nd Clinic: Kasongo

July 9, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Kasongo: the second clinic Less than 10 kilometers from yesterday’s clinic is the rural farming community of Kasongo, where families hack the ground to grow maize, groundnut (peanuts), cassava, beans, sorghum, millet, peas, and sweet potatoes. Also, there is one dairy farmer. Walking barefoot with his diminutive switch, he vaguely directs his testy herd of […]

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