Walukaba West was the location for Wednesday’s clinic. It is a large school that has a few special needs children. Most of the children were deaf and so the dentists had to work with sign language interpreters. It posed a challenge but not one we couldn’t overcome. All the children were once again exceptionally well behaved. They poured so much love out to us.
We also treated some children from Obwaagazi School that is for children with special needs. Some of the children were quite severely disabled, in specially adapted wheelchairs and some just lying on floor.
Some mothers came along with their disabled children and to see the look of pure love radiating from the children to their mothers was something special.
Dentaid trips challenge all our senses, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
On Thursday we went to a nursery school to treat the children and staff and then we drove to Banyolo. As we arrived there was a huge greeting from the school children but many smaller children were terrified to come out. This was the first time most of them had seen a white person and were frightened of us. We did our best to get smiles and a few brave ones approached us eventually.
Having seen the need yesterday the whole team appreciates what we are here for, to treat the communities that don’t have the access to dentists.