4 December 2017
What a gift!
Potter’s Village has been blessed over its 10 years by many volunteers. Some stay for a few days and others for considerably longer. All feel that they have a sense of something to give, but many perhaps don’t realise what they have to gain from their time in Kisoro.
A few weeks ago, Potter’s Village said farewell and thank you to Rosie Brown, one of the longest serving volunteers at PV. During her time she has been part of many changes and developments onsite and has been instrumental to the success of the project. She is the first to point out that none of these things could have happened without team work and so it is also a time to recognise the other members of staff who have played key roles in this work.
Potter’s Village was born out of the vision of Jenny Green, who saw the need for a facility which could care for orphaned or abandoned children. Her vision was to provide high quality medical care for any child who needs it and to have a special care nursery to save the lives of the most vulnerable babies.
During the 6 years Rosie was in Kisoro, she led the development of a high quality Special Care Nursery that has saved the lives of many babies. She has sourced and obtained equipment from incubators and oxygen concentrators to nasal gastric tubes of the correct size. She has done all she can to enable equipment to be repaired when necessary by building contacts with people who can help and supply necessary parts from Kampala.
She has trained nurses and nursing assistants in looking after tiny babies. She has developed numerous protocols about how to manage these babies and insisted that the staff read and regularly follow the protocols. Her intolerance of careless work has raised the standard of care provided by the staff. She has spent a lot of time on the administration of the Medical Centre - compiling the nurses rota, ordering drugs, dealing with equipment issues and many other aspects of the daily management of the centre.
She has an unashamedly deep commitment to Christ and her work in the Medical Centre arises out of the caring, loving heart that is an integral part of her faith.
Volunteering for some is a vocation and the being part of a project which helps to save lives is such a blessing. We give thanks to God for this work and for all those who volunteer and help to shape a better tomorrow. Thank you.