We met Sister Chacky over four years ago at Amana and she was a stand-out exceptional midwife. In recent years with the election of a new political leader, educational reform has robbed her of her qualifying certificate. With no way to earn a living and many mothers that need help, she volunteered her services and scraped together a living selling clothes at a market.
In 2017 a beautiful woman contacted Jan about her late Uncle Gilbert who left money for education in developing nations. She felt Sister Chacky was a worthy cause and so became the Uncle Gilbert Scholarship. This scholarship – matched by Midwife Vision – will pay for 3 years of English and Secondary Schooling to ensure Sister Chacky returns to working as a Midwife and Registered Nurse (as she has done for approximately two decades). Sister Chacky is a dedicated and loving midwife and she cried when she was told the news of the Scholarship. She has been given a new chance at life, a living, and her calling to help save mamas and babies.
She was at the opening of the Midwife Vision Training Academy in October. She is and will always be an outstanding midwife and we thank Uncle Gilbert and his beautiful Niece for the incredible donation and to Sister Chacky for being a Helping Babies Breathe Champion!