Our staff Christmas party. Above: the pictures. Below: a description of the photos.
Preparations started Friday morning. My job: beating peppers for the meal. A new discovery for me; efficient, especially for crushing garlic.
The meal was ready on time: 1 pm. Rice, fried chicken, potato salad, cous-cous. Yum.
After the meal, staff & patients got together for the reading of the Christmas story & for caroling, which included songs in Krio, English, Dutch, Mende, Temne, Limba, etc.
The 8 patients on the ward joined us. Fortunately all would be going home before Christmas day. For most of the staff that meant a bit of a holiday.
One of our OR nurses is retiring. So we included some speeches and gifts in honor of him. He served with us for 2 ½ years.
We also had great dessert. Cake & ice cream. A real treat for most.
Then we ended with a surprise Raffle. All names in a box, and the winner gets…a huge bag of rice!
Before going home all of the staff received their gifts. A bag of toiletries. A sack of clothes. A bucket of rice. A coupon to pick up a chicken.
Merry Christmas staff of the Aberdeen West African Fistula Centre!