Nursing is a great professional career for both men and women and is a vocation that epitomizes the Christian virtue of caring. In all of Africa, there is a severe shortage of health care workers and, in Tanzania, the ratio of nurses to population is 4 to 10,000! Many students desire an education beyond secondary school but the shortage of training programs and their inability to pay tuition fees leaves them disappointed.
The Machame Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing began in 2010. The cost of the 3-year program is only $5,000 ($1,700 per year) and entirely covers tuition, room and board and all school fees. The Nebraska Synod ELCA administers the program and it is managed by Bob Kasworm of CHI Health/Immanuel in Tanzania. A photo and story of each student you sponsor accompanies your kind donation of any size.
Giving in the name of a nursing and medical school student or your favorite medical professional makes a perfect gift!