LockDownLoad Conversation #3
Lynn Adlington, nurse
To expand our pupils' horizons, Head of School, Mrs Lang, is arranging a series of 'Lockdownload Conversations' with people from a variety of backgrounds. These meetings are open to Deer Park pupils and staff on a first-come, first-served basis and take place virtually in Microsoft Teams.
Lockdownload Conversation #3: Lynn Adlington
Rotarian, nurse and Volunteer in Sierra Leone
On Friday 26 June 2020 we were joined by Lynn Adlington talking about the international charity Help Madina which the Rotary Club of Cirencester has partnered over the past 2 years. Help Madina works with communities in Sierra Leone, West Africa to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live in Madina district and other locations. Two of the co-founders are local Gloucestershire GPs. As a practice nurse and Rotarian, Lynn has had the opportunity to travel to Madina to support the projects run with the community supported by the charity.
The projects supported are led by the local people and include:
- Mobile clinics
- Chronic Disease Management
- Screening for Tuberculosis
- Cataract Programme
- Children’s Feeding Centre
- Water and Sanitation
- Care of the Elderly
- Assisting with agricultural development for community benefit
Miss Lillington, Associate Assistant Head, led this conversation with Lynn as it ties in with her being a passionate and enthusiastic teacher of Geography at Deer Park and someone who has worked for a number of charitable projects in various countries.
Lexi in Year 8 commented "I just wanted to say thank you for organising the call. It was interesting to hear what life was like in Sierra Leone."
You can listen to the conversation and see the presentation at the bottom of this page.
You can also read about:
Lockdownload Conversation #1: Sonia Purnell, author and journalist
Lockdownload Conversation #2: James Johnson, former Assistant Head