Mission: Tanzania, Africa

 

In June of 2013, Sarina performed a volunteer mission at a women’s clinic in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa. There, she served almost as a medical intern, checking vital signs, blood pressures, and triaging patients. She even assisted with the delivery of babies in the clinic. She realized that there is a drastic shortage of medications and vaccinations for women and children and that prenatal
care is almost nonexistent. The doctors and nurses there are very dedicated but also very overworked and they whole-heartedly welcomed volunteers like Sarina.

 

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Sarina volunteered at this clinic.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Bonding with the medical assistants.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Another successful day at the clinic!

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Sarina proudly holds the healthy baby she helped deliver!

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Instruments used during delivery.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Sarina helped sterilize instruments by placing them in a pot of boiling water

Following her mission to the Arusha Women’s Clinic, Sarina devoted some time at a local orphanage where she played with the beautiful children and gave them lots of love and personal attention.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Sarina with all the children at the orphanage.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

“Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!” Never having seen bubbles before, these children’s faces demonstrate different reactions: bewilderment, fear, confusion, all of which are beautifully captured in this award-winning photo taken by Sarina.

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Bonding with the children!

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Beautiful children

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Loving the kids!

Mission Tanzania, Africa

Smiles, smiles, smiles…