Celebrating nations and nationality
The Hamlin College of Midwives was full of colour on December 7th last year, as staff, students and patients celebrated the Ethiopian day of Nations and Nationality.
Organised by the fourth-year students, the day consisted of dancing and a display of cultural tradition and dress.
“This is a time for all of us to have a break from our routine of teaching and learning,” said the Vice-Dean of the College, Sister Marit, “and entertain the beauty of our nation through the different and colourful cultures which each of us came from.”
The day was a big success and a much needed break for the 95 students currently studying the rigorous 4-year degree in Midwifery.
The impact of a Hamlin midwife
When they graduate, students will join the 145 Hamlin midwives providing quality maternal care in regional Ethiopia.
With only 28% of births in Ethiopia attended by a skilled birth attendant, there is an urgent need for midwives who can identify and prevent obstetric fistula. A midwife can be the difference between life and death.
Thanks to your generous support, we are able to train a new generation of midwives who will save lives and make an enormous difference in their communities.
You can support the important work of Hamlin midwives by donating today.