Screenings in Zimbabwe and Madagascar


In July and August, we traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe and Antananarivo, Madagascar. LCF has been in Zimbabwe for 3 years, and we are currently in seven stakes there. We have great coordinators who are very dedicated. I conducted a training with them, and showed them how to use our app that records data on their new tablets. I was able to help at four screenings, and they conducted three more after I left. These were all in the Harare area. LCF is also in stakes in Gweru, Bulawayo, Nkulumane, and Masvingo. The program has grown quickly in Zimbabwe and many families are grateful for our help.

After Zimbabwe, I traveled to Madagascar. There, two other members of our board, Tim and Gary Heaton, and I met up with Michael O'Day. Michael is the founder of the Madagascar Cooperative Foundation, a non-profit that works in Madagascar. LCF has not previously worked in Madagascar, and we were able to partner with them to share and employees between our two organizations. This arrangement has been helpful in providing contacts and language assistance for us. Our employee, Manda, will help with screenings, supervise other LCF volunteers in Madagascar and distribute supplements. We introduced our program to and trained eleven volunteers, and helped them conduct two screenings. By the time we left, Manda and the other volunteers were conducting a screening on their own. We screened children in both of the two stakes in Madagascar, which are in the capital city, Antananarivo. They were screening children and entering data into the apps like pros! While in Madagascar we were also able to attend church and take a quick trip to a lemur park. We saw several different species of lemurs. It was a great chance to see these animals that are only found in Madagascar. We hope to be able to expand to some of the other areas in Madagascar in the future.

- Ashley Raymond, Board of Directors, Zimbabwe and Madagascar Regional Supervisor

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LCF Coordinator with recipient families in Harare, Zimbabwe
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LCF Coordinator with recipient families in Harare, Zimbabwe
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LCF Coordinator with recipient families in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Recipient families in Harare, Zimbabwe
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LCF Recipient and his mother in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Distributing supplements in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Children at screenings and supplement distribution in Harare, Zimbabwe
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LCF Coordinators in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Ashley Raymond with LCF Coordinators in Harare, Zimbabwe

Pictures from Madagascar

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Volunteers in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Board members with volunteers in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Screening for malnutrition in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Little boy at screenings in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Screening for malnutrition in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Children at screening in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Children at screening in Antananarivo, Madagascar