If you are sick in Alendu, there are not many ways to ensure that you get well, even if your sickness is simple. If our kids have parasites or an infection, these preventable and easily treatable illnesses could quickly become serious without care. If kids are too sick to attend school, then their performance drops and they are not able to continue.
Addressing poor health is a crucial step in ending the poverty cycle. No matter how much education we provide, it only matters if kids can actually show up to school and be well enough to pay attention and learn. Our healthcare clinic in LightHouse Academy makes sure that these kinds of simple and preventable illnesses don’t keep our kids from what matters. The clinic also provides healthcare education for our kids, to help further prevent the spread of disease by raising awareness of simple practices like washing hands, brushing teeth, eating nutritious food, and only drinking clean water.