Category Archives: Niger

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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Fear and Faith

When the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus burst into public view and public discourse, millions of dollars were invested in West Africa to treat the virus and prevent it from spreading. Of course the spread of the virus had … 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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Darkness

The World is Dark “We look for light, but there is darkness!” (Isa. 59:9 NKJV) Recently, there has been a lot of darkness around here. Some of the worst power cuts in years have left the city of Niamey in … 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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Tree Graffiti

After being gone for a month, we came back to Niamey and were very happy to find that everything was in order in our house. We were worried about leaks in our roof, since there was so much rain while … Continue reading

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