EIN HERZ FÜR KINDER

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We are so happy that “EIN HERZ FÜR KINDER” (A HEART FOR CHILDREN) supports the SAGE HOSPITAL with the incredible donation of 59.000, – EUR minded. So that we can renovate the Children’s Hospital in November completely. Thank you so much!

Because this donation may be used only for material we still need your help. The workers, the hospital staff and the running costs must be funded by ourselves!

11. Berliner Hoffest von Klaus Wowereit

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The Sage Hospital e.V. again was invited by his protector the major of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit to present the project at the annual “Hoffest” in the city hall.

This year we showed an exhibition in cooperation with Marco Riedel from Room Division.

Together with the children of Warang we worked out some pictures with the theme “it’s in your hands” at our last trip to Senegal. They painted their thoughts about the relationship to the hospital. This was initiated to give them a feeling of partnership and responsibility for each other.

The result were 18 small pieces of art which we sold to interested guests. The profit will proceed directly to the project again.

There are still some pictures left. If you are interested please contact Marco at marco@roomdivision.com.

KUS – KinderUnterSuchung

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During our last trip to SAGE HOSPITAL we organised a two day medical child examination (KinderUnerSuchung) for about 200 pupils of the school “Les Cajoutiers”.

These children belong to the poorest population-layer in Senegal and all live in the villages surrounding SAGE Hospital.

For 80% of these children this visit to a doctor was a first time happening! They recieved a complete check- up and went through the following medical stations:

1. our pediatrist Dr. Labou
2. a dentist
3. an ophthalmologist
4. all children were given an “anti- parasite” treatment
5. all vaccinations were updated
6. necessary medication was given directly at our Pharmacy at the SAGE Hospital
7. eventually reading glasses were distributed

This check might be beside their education at the school another small step into a – hopefully – better future.

This wounderful project was free of charge for the children and their families. It could only realised with the help and generous donation of all the friends and sponsors of SAGE Hospital e.V., who have always supported and trusted us in our actions. We would like to thank all of them who helped us make this happen.

More informations about the school “Les Cajoutiers”:
www.lescajoutiers.com

Inventory of specs donation

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Cynthia Clotthey is coming to Warang to take the yearly stock. Apart from other aid goods we had the opportunity to deposit a large amount of specs in the hospital. This happened the third year running and was made possible by opticians Margit and Peter Kehrer from Großostheim (Der Brille Laden – www.derbrillenladen.eu). Thank you very much for your support.

Economic Crisis

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As a reason of this year’s worldwide economic crisis and the depressive athmosphere we were not able to organise a charity event for 2009. We are looking forward to a better 2010 and a continuation
of our charity event series. Still the hospital is running normally as the daily business is warranted through clever planning and optimal use of financial ressources.

The project is still being controlled in and from Berlin.

Our journey through customs

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Everybody knows of problems that can occur when you’re shipping aid goods around the world but until something happens to yourself you don’t know how hard it can get. It took us 18 hours in Dakar with more than 8 official spots at the airport and in the city we had to go to including waiting time, skirmish and legal formalities to have customs inspect our goods. After hours of sweating and anxious waiting our goods finally went through and could be sent to the hospital. Thank you Mr. Issa Konaté who helped us through red-tape operations.

Renovation work completed

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After 5 months of planning and 3 weeks of construction work renovation work in Warand has been completed. Reliable electricity has been ensured, small defects have been repaired, roofs been sealed and the whole hospital been painted inside as well as outside. Thank you very much to the local team, above all Schraddi, Sven and Morsch, who have been giving their eyeteeth.

Trip to Senegal 03 – Warang, school for Nianing, harbour of MBour

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Through taking stock on site next year’s service was guaranteed. We also visited the neighbouring village Nianing’s elementary school which has been supported with educational material and is part of
partnership programs with German families.

Trip to Senegal 02 – work at the hospital

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During a 3-week period Sage Hospital club members and volunteers together with helping hands from Warang are carrying out repairs on and in the building: The roofs of hospital, waiting room, pharmacy and midwife house will be repaired and sealed. All facades as well as interior walls will be levelled out and painted. The 10KW emergency power generator as well as refrigerators for drugs will be installed and put into operation.

Trip to Senegal 01 – Warang, MBour

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All club members as well as volunteers are travelling to Senegal. Parallel to the trip the compiled goods such as drugs, clothes, specs as well as tools, construction material and an emergency power
generator will be shipped to the hospital.

Begehung im Krankenhaus

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Besuch im Krankenhaus mit Begehung und Festlegung der nötigen Reparatur- und Ausbaumassnahmen für 2008

Trip to the Hospital

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The Berlin team visits Senegal to meet with the ambassador of Senegal Cheikh SYLLA and his advisor Abdou Aziz NDIAYE. They also meet with the responsible prefect of the Warang region and with Mr. Lamine Diawara, Ingenieur in Thies, to plan the construction of an incinerator for used medial equipment such as injection needles, cannulas, etc.

They visit Thies’ nurse and midwife training centre to talk about further co-operations and had a site meeting for the new maternity unit McKAY.

New web access

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The hospital’s internet access is up and running – after installing a reliable internet connection in the hospital online communication between the Senegal house and Berlin headquarter is now possible.

Finishing the renovation

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The first renovation is completed. Midwife accommodation, waiting room, and dispensary are finished.

Beginning to build

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Building starts on the extension which is to house midwife accommodation, waiting room and dispensary.

First Baby

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Visit to Senegal – commitment to build midwife accommodation, the waiting room and the dispensary, a group of private donors organised by Marlies and Peter Reichel raise 7500.00 Euros, the first baby “Peter” is admitted to the hospital; the donors finance his hospital treatment.

Trip to the Hospital

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Trip to Senegal, accompanied by the documentary camera team.

Arrival of 3 tons of freight (medical equipment, medical supplies and clothing etc.)

Topping-out ceremony and official ‘adoption’ of the Hospital by The Sage Hospital e.V. , attended by Presidential aids.

Donations go to the “Joal”, youth football club.

New Roof

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Reconstruction of the roof of the hospital in Warang with the help from donations from guests of the Sage Club.