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January 4, 2013 / catherinebwrites

GOOD NEWS – 4

Mrs. Josephine Shamwana-Lungu. Principal of Leopard’s Hill School

The instant you meet Josephine Shamwana Lungu you know you’re in the presence of somebody special.   She radiates presence, authority,charisma, humour and intelligence.   Some of these qualities must be genetic because Josephine is the niece of Edward Shamwana, a major figure in Zambian politics.  Edward opposed the one party system which he believed encouraged corruption and he spent years in prison for his pains.

Josephine is the Principal of Leopard’s Hill School, a prestigious Secondary School in Lusaka. She very kindly invited me to speak to her teachers and parents about hearing loss and also invited teachers from nearby schools to attend. I gave the same talk I’d given in Edna Choongo’s school.  How the ear works, problems, effect of hearing loss on language development and education

The teachers

They bombarded me with questions. Afterwards, when we were having refreshments they queued up to ask lots more questions.

I had been telling them that E.N.T. Zambia ‘s ultimate aim is to educate Zambians so that we can eventually become redundant.   I was thinking that this process could take a long time but to my surprise several teachers immediately volunteered to train to do screening tests in schools.

When we were finished Josephine asked if I would give the same talk to her senior pupils the next time I’m in Zambia. All the teachers expressed gratitude for the information and several  asked if I would give the same talk in other schools.

There is no doubt that Zambian teachers and parents  are anxious to learn all they can and are willing to volunteer their services to improve the hearing services in Zambia.

THIS MEANS WE NEED SCREENING AUDIOMETERS.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A SCREENING AUDIOMETER

OR DONATE MONEY TO BUY THEM

LEARN MORE :www.entzambia.com

CONTACT : ENTZambia@gmail.com

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  1. josephine / Jan 11 2013 8:01 pm

    Thanks for your kind words Catherine. Was a pleasure having you here.
    Josie

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