Today we went to a clinic in a community called Msholozi which is there for people who can’t reach actual hospitals and can only reach somewhere close by. These people are mostly refugees from Mozambique and are not allowed in most South African hospitals or clinics. Another reason is that refugees from Mozambique may be mistreated and taken advantage of is because they sometimes d not have the correct documentation to register as refugees. Today I helped the young children be weighed, check their temperature and measure the width of their arms, which was mainly just to check up on weight gain and to make sure they are healthy. It was really interesting, but I didn’t realise what I was volunteering for when the nurses asked for one of us to help.
On the way back from the clinic, we stopped of at the shop to get food for our braai. Paul from Mercy Air then proceeded to give us a tour of the offices and planes. We didn’t realise he big this part of Africa is and how far the planes fly. We had a chance to look inside the planes and sit in the pilot’s seat.
We then relaxed by the pool before our final debrief of the visit where we all talked about the things we’ll remember most. This evening we had a braai which is what South Africans call a barbecue. Until finally packing our bags ready for our journey to the airport in the morning.