Category Archives: CURE International

Removing Barriers – A Workshop on Inclusive Education

We had the privilege of hosting a workshop at the hospital recently on the topic of inclusive education, specifically for those with physical disabilities. This workshop was organized by IAS (International Aid Services), and it was a great event – … Continue reading

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A Griot at CURE

It is always fun getting to know the children who come to our hospital, but it is also great getting to know their parents as well. Some of them spend quite a bit of time here, so they really get … Continue reading

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Cast as Canvas

Here in Niger, having a disability is more than just a physical handicap. It can also be a source of shame and embarrassment. The children that come to our hospital with limbs that are broken or burned, deformed or damaged … Continue reading

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CURE Moms

Nearly all of the patients at our hospital are accompanied by their mothers. Sometimes the fathers come, of course and sometimes its grandparents or aunts and uncles. But usually, it is mothers. And I understand why. When I am sick, … Continue reading

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Larwan and Omarou

Larwan and Omarou have been coming together for joint art therapy sessions. There is a good dynamic between these two boys. They enjoy each other’s company and, not that this was the deciding factor in having them come together, but it’s very easy for … Continue reading

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The chief of the hospital

Some people are childish, even when they grow up. Others are somber and stern-faced even as infants. Kind of like tiny adults, world-weary on the inside, but trapped in a fresh-faced exterior. That is how Maaouya is. He is a … Continue reading

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What is Art Therapy anyway?

Ismael is about two years old. His grandmother who is here with him at the hospital isn’t sure of his age, but that is common. Often when you ask how old someone is, you’re given a ball park estimate. Birthdays … Continue reading

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Chains

“Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and irons…” Ps. 107:10 1. Picture Peter in chains. He was bound by the king. He sat in prison, awaiting his fate. His friends prayed for … Continue reading

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1st art therapy session

The kids walked into the room, or were carried in (those with casts on their legs) and I think they were pretty excited to see that they were going to get to do something fun and specifically devoted to just … Continue reading

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Around the hospital

Every day at the hospital is different. It is constantly changing as people come and go. It is always filled with new faces and familiar faces. There is always someone to meet, or someone to see again. It is also … Continue reading

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