What a great last couple of days. We’ve had some very productive wrap-up meetings and have now begun meeting with potential partners. We couldn’t have asked for more vibrant collaboration with our stakeholders nor had more enthusiastic endorsements for our work and proposed program designs.
As TGF’s founder and president, I didn’t really know how this trip would leave TGF. What we found out was that TGF’s proposed models are perfectly in line with Uganda’s strategic plan for health and desperately needed. I won’t go into boring details but we’ve been told over and over again that we’ve really done our homework and many have not been so excited about a proposed plan in a long time.
Of course the time for talk is over, and now we have to align ourselves strategically for funding. That means finding the right partners and fine-tuning the program concepts. We can be very proud of our current successes; eight graduates with 22 in line to be diploma and baccalaureate-educated nurses. But, we have big plans for nursing in Uganda, and we hope that when done right, and with precious lessons learned, we can go global. Remember, crippling nursing shortages undermine health initiatives around the world. So, we have a lot to do when we get home but we are excited and reenergized.
11:30 tonight we get on the first of two flights back home. We are happy to get back to family and friends and share more stories of our phenomenal trip. Thank you so much for following us. We are most grateful for your interest and support.
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Happy Holidays with love from Meg and Janet!!!