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Trip Update: July 1, 2012

Article by Hannah Abney July 1, 2012 //   2 minute read

Day two in Kabwe, Zambia began at a local church, where President and Mrs. Bush joined the congregation in Sunday worship services. Following the service, they headed back to the Ngungu Health Clinic to continue renovations, which included painting and power washing the outside of the clinic. Work on the exterior is nearly complete! Today, Mrs. Bush visited Julie Anne’s Children’s Home at Robert Shitima School, where she was welcomed by the children who reside there with a song and dance. Brother Marcus Turcotte established the school in 2001 to serve street children and other disadvantaged youth. After taking a tour of the campus, Mrs. Bush watched the children of the school create baskets and hats by hand. Upon returning to Ngungu Health Clinic, Mrs. Bush joined President Bush in completing the day’s renovation. They took a short break to visit with local children and hand out snacks. Mrs. Bush took a few moments to celebrated the birth of a newborn baby, born in another building on the clinic compound. President and Mrs. Bush closed the day by roasted s’mores around a bonfire with members of the Bush Institute staff traveling with them, as well as Center for Disease Control, President’s Malaria Initiative and U.S. Embassy personnel who are helping out at the work site. Stay tuned tomorrow for more news from Kabwe!