For 20 years our work has come from word of mouth referrals

We have always said thank you via community donations

This year to date November 2021

$ 0

This year we will give around 10% of our turnover or $30,000 per employee or the same as 1/3 of my or Gina’s estimated income back to our community.

 

Lately, the corporatization of charitable services and the “effective giving” movement have carried a double-edged sword to us at James Buy Sell.

 

We have become more aware, and we want greater efficiencies to help those in need. We want change and that brings angst.

 

As donors (clients, referrers and co-workers) we are increasingly getting a barrage of impersonal, spin doctoring, politically correct noise with little meaningful feedback on our specific gifts or the specific recipient’s outcome.

 

You can track a $20 box of undies across the world but not a $2000 donation within a charity. For some time, this lack of specificity has been leaving us with a sense of vulnerability – in some ways, like those we are trying to help.

 

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Who cares Mal – it’s not about your feelings?

 

Wrong – it is about me. And you. And the person you help. And the conduits that facilitate that help. For if that interrelationship is not robust and satisfactory to all, then it will operate with a lessening intensity, till eventually it snuffs out, causing:

 

  • the donor to second guess their giving (moving to something safer like spending their cash on a boat or a T-shirt or simply keeping it in a bank),

  • the onlooker to think giving can cause angst (and therefore safer not to give),

  • the end-user recipient to not receive the help they need (in Africa if a child is not helped by you, it is likely they will remain unhelped forever),

  • some facilitators or charity workers to question the deep meaning of their work,

  • possibly a less caring society as charities lose diversity in their giver base. This is in no way to say that the main focus should be anything other than helping those in need – but long term the givers’ grassroots education and good experiences (or lack of) is an important part of our society’s rebalancing and future directions process.

 

More donors now feel you should give to the cause(s) you see fit, ones that align to your values and when you do, you have a right to expect accountability. In fact, if you really care about helping those in genuine need you will demand verification (and you pay say 10% for the reporting cost). More donors consider it rubbish that full accountability is not reasonable or possible from professional charities. If it is not possible, how does the donor or the charity know the program works or the specific recipient has been helped!

 

If you put your credit card on a vending machine for a $3 bottle of Coke you get a receipt, you expect a bottle of Coke as described and to get it in a timely manner, no excuses. Charitable giving, pandemic or not, is in many ways no different. If your Coke doesn’t come, you don’t go back to that machine and eventually you stop drinking Coke if it happens enough times.

 

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There is a place for government in charitable causes, even the lead role however, with governments “taking over some charities” via their funding domination it could be ultimately hurting those in need, despite good intentions. A $10,000 let alone a $20 donor becomes small Coke or an unimportant small cog in that charity vending machine. This increasingly (evidenced by our Australian’s % giving) feels like it is not working in Australian’s philanthropic interests as well as it could be.

 

With privacy laws, terrorism laws, charity and child safety laws, all no doubt from good intentions, it is getting to a point that many of us feel uncomfortable to help directly in case we do something “wrong”. I mean do you feel comfortable enough to talk to a child in the street who appears lost, a homeless person in a boarding house or to simply say g’day to a First Nations or Sudanese Aussie. That relationship building can be far more effective in helping, than a perfectly coiffed donation.

 

There are many great things happening – but our society is also creating massive infrastructures of righteousness and rules to provide the most basic of assistance “correctly” – OK, however the problems are increasing not decreasing, according to the press releases emailed to us all daily. If homelessness was a business what would the analysts say about its unit costs to output?

 

If you don’t have the ideas, are you prepared to try somebody else’s new ones, rather than put $50 or $500 in the shake-shake tin every Christmas and turn the other cheek? Your donation may not be important to the bigger charities, but it could make a huge difference at your local community level and there is no right or wrong helping: if it feels good for you, those in need and your community. There are homeless and those in need in your suburb, yes even Brighton and Toorak.

 

Red tape had got so much that we at James Buy Sell moved to a sponsorship model (still accountable to the Australian Tax Office) as we felt continuing towards a charity set up was too regulatorily onerous and inflexible for those in need we wanted to help.

 

As well, we no longer focus on getting all available tax deductions – a donation of $100 that is deductible but achieves little versus a gift of $50 and no deduction but achieves a lot, is for us a no brainer – look at the GoFundMe’s that work. Yes, I know immediately you think but what of the rip-offs – Ok – but what of the successes also? Get involved and assess?

 

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On the flip side, if you are a business reliant on your community, then are you giving a few bucks with your only thoughts about the monument for your generosity? Are you taking as much care with the money you give, as you do with your customers, your co-workers and your family? Are you just flicking yours or somebody else’s money to some “charity” so it can all be done, and you can get on with something really important like Christmas party planning! I know at times I have made this mistake – less now, I hope.

 

Or are you frozen in a sea of confusion and doubt about wanting to help, but not knowing where to begin and therefore doing nothing? Can we suggest you just start and like your business; make a plan, build in a review process, expect some false starts and mistakes – but like a good business actually start.

 

If you don’t start, if you don’t see it through, then your community care could and should be questioned.

 

Yes, also like a business, not everything works – what’s wrong with taking risks in charity for big pay-offs – back the young up and comers, if the establishment no longer floats your boat.

 

It’s ok to get it wrong, just not all the time. We have “wasted” money – but we have also had (to use a stock market term) some charity ten baggers that have more than compensated for our mistakes.

 

Here is one. In 2006 we used to buy homes (for no charge) for wealthy people to house the homeless. We felt this was inefficient and so we set up a fund within Launch to give cash grants for private rental subsidies to prevent those on the brink of becoming homeless – that was radical – direct cash grants. It is now a mainstream policy. Not about claiming ownership, we are sure other “radicals” had similar ideas. But that idea came from outside, not within the charity.

 

Good ideas, some seed money and seeing things through can create major change. By the way it’s come full circle and Melbourne really does need richer people buying or leasing smaller homes to provide cheaper accommodation for near homeless families in Melbourne in 2022. Building large apartment blocks just for the homeless is a regressive idea that destroyed lives for decades before being abandoned late 70’s, early 80’s.

 

Wow – why should I give Mal; it all sounds too hard?

 

Can we suggest you do it for selfish reasons?

 

Giving 5% to 10% and not .000001 of your resources will give you more balance and meaning and ultimately could even give you more income to your business, your co-workers and you! We are living proof of that, although it wasn’t our initial intention.

 

It’s not that hard to give well (ok it’s a little hard) and you go through cycles in charitable relationships just as you do with technology, with people, with your own mind. When those cycles are working cheer them on and support them even more. When they are not, we suggest you demand change (please don’t just give up).

 

We are currently going through that sort of change with a long-term charity and it’s hard, but we feel their work is so important, the people genuine and the goal right. We will hang in there supporting, agitating and hopefully influencing for a while yet. However, there is an endpoint, our giving is not about shutting up for the gold watch.

 

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I am really hoping this article encourages you to think about your gifting over the holiday period, to ask the (soft and not so soft) questions of others and mostly yourself and then perhaps ramp it up in a caring, more clinical manner. Perhaps don’t expect or demand perfection (it may frustrate you and those you are choosing to help no end) – but don’t think you are best helping by accepting second rate or by just giving the $ and that’s the end of it.

 

If you put the effort in, stacks come back to you. For instance, what I am seeing in an African project right now is so fundamentally wonderful that I have experienced few highs like this in my life (and I’ve done a lot of deals). However, it wasn’t a walk in the park to get to this point and a few people including us at times, were pissed off along the way (just like business).

 

After 45 years of what I consider serious giving with some successes and some mistakes, here are my top half dozen or so tips for those starting out or looking for a charity reset this Christmas.

 

  1. Give to make a difference to a specific recipient or project, not just add to a general pool – and give consistently. Better for you, the recipients and even the charities who have time to plan and then spend well.

  2. Define what that difference is and what you (yes you) think is the best way to achieve it. The best way may be to listen to an expert, but you can question, even argue with experts if it doesn’t feel right. They are humans but not the font of all humanity. Yes, they probably know more, so if you feel they’re genuine then listen. But make good gut decisions – trust your gut. Monitor and review.

 

  1. Find the best facilitator (rarely you). Shop around the charities, and do you really need to be wined and dined or do you need to see the shop floor. I earn in one hour what an African nurse earns in one month – it makes no $ sense for me to volunteer as an African nurse. I work slightly harder to fund from my real estate, those who do a better job than I could in charity, to help achieve efficiently what I/we want to achieve.

    Find the best bang for buck is a good dictum but not everything is about saving. In poorer countries don’t be worried about paying people – just because you are volunteering doesn’t mean the best facilitators can’t be paid. For the poor who ask for more money to do something – that’s ok if it makes sense – you are not doing your profession for free and life’s a negotiation. And overheads – geez – do you want to pay 5% overhead and no result or 20% overhead with a great result. Be smart when looking at cost v outcome. And by the way, are you giving a nuisance amount or is your donation size demanding of a serious response. Group with others?

  2. Make sure the recipient wants your gift – wow haven’t we, as a society, made some blunders when we have given what was not wanted.

  3. Ask and pay and even demand if you must, verification of goal, journey and the result review. It helps you to give more and more helps more. For me, feedback is a name with a before and after picture on WhatsApp – nothing that takes hours to prepare like an audited number or stat. But each to his or her own.

  4. Repeat if it feels good and move on to another if it doesn’t – because you need to feel good to keep giving and there are so many people out there who need you to give. Keep going, please don’t give up when once of twice it doesn’t work. Of course, do not feel guilty about putting your hand up and saying not good enough if it continues.

  5. Consider longevity of purpose – not too long as to not see it through. Actually, perhaps look to your own personality and perhaps have a mixture of some short, medium and longer term relationships, goals, result feedback.

 

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Genuine giving to others is a true purpose in life, a true meaning of life.

 

It’s the main piece of wisdom common to all mainstream religions.

 

Genuine giving to another may well improve your mental health dramatically – it does mine. The only rider is when your charity begins close to you, then sometimes you will not receive the thanks you think is warranted. If you are genuinely giving, then the ultimate aim in many cases is independence of the recipient from your ongoing gift. If you have done your job well, then you will know and that may have to be enough.

 

Having said the above, when your children see you genuinely and regularly give to others, they learn a sense of balance in themselves via osmosis and you become closer.

 

Giving unconditionally (except verification) really does improve your well-being – it breaks you away from your iPhone sense of me me me – if it is genuine and smart giving.

 

Do it and reap the benefits.

 

Kathy, Gina, Phoebe, Maddie, Sim and I sincerely thank our co-workers, our clients, our referrers, our collaborating and opposing agents, the charities we support and those we can’t, for an unusual and still in many ways wonderful 2021 and we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2022.

In October 2021 Mentone: We sold for long term readers of marketnews. We wanted to say thank you for their trust and long-term support and from our job together we paid for 10 Child Surgeries in the Sub-Sahara in Africa. Thank you, Donna and Phil!

Amount to Community

$ 0

Amount to Community

$ 0

In October 2021 Middle Park: A couple were referred to us by a past client who has a history of giving back to the community. Money was given from the buy and sell to help deal with the increasing problem of temporary Melbourne homelessness via Launch. Thx Nick, Lil, David and Franki.

June 2021 Doncaster: A 20 year supporter, client and referrer brought us a proposition where we helped a couple outside our normal area buy and sell, without bank finance and downsize into a smaller home. Our role was strategy, due diligence, agent selection and negotiation. In this case our fees were donated in full. Thank you Sue, Ian, Zoe and Tony.

Amount to Community

$ 0

 Melbourne temporarily homeless via Launch

Amount to Community

$ 0

17 Child Surgeries in Africa

Aug Richmond Sell means >>

>>>> Oct Child Surgeries

Amount to Community

$ 0

This paid for 10 Child Surgeries in Africa

Super enjoyable job to do. Thank you Stig and Kate for trusting us. Great fun. Great result.

June Hampton Buy means >>

We had worked for Jo before (4 times). Jo did all the searching and we did all the due diligence and negotiation. Thank you Jo

> Sep Surgery > Nov aftercare

Amount to Community

$ 0

This paid for 27 Child Surgeries in Africa

DECEMBER 2021 NEWS

Christmas Party at Aftercare centre (sponsored by Phuong - client)

Where? Babati Africa

Aftercare facilities upgrade

Dec $ sent

WHY DO YOU NEED THINGS?

 

Submission made to James Buy Sell

I would like to make improvements to the place where children with disabilities live and to keep their environment clean,

  1. We want to improve so that the children we serve are in a safe place, a place where they can enjoy themselves, a place of tranquility and peace so that they can forget the pain and challenges or weaknesses they had, not stigmatize us or see us stigmatizing them for living in a place that is not good.
  2. But also for me as a caregiver and leader it will relieve me of stress and frustration when I live with children in need but they live in an unhealthy environment, it will enable me to enjoy the work I do and the service we provide in ensuring the life of a disabled child has changed and trying to restore smile and hope of a child but to a desperate family who did not know if there were services provided in changing the Life of a Disabled.
  3. It will also help me to be more creative and dedicated and more competent to working with children surgeries.
  4. Even for other employees they will also work with pleasure and dedication as the environment will be better and safer for their lives.
  5. But we will also have met the legal criteria and policies to ensure that the child is protected and lives in a clean and safe place, a peaceful, happy and loving environment.
  6. Even for parents of children when they leave they know their children have been left in a place that is clean, safe and secure.

Letion Zilper Babati Africa

HOW was it paid for? November 2021 we were referred a simple job (right) in which we provided due diligence and negotiation to buy this apartment. Full fee sponsored above.

Thank you

Debbie and Paul

Will post in marketnews when work completed.

Dr Roberts diagnosis

Anna with new leg

No surgery - caliper

Hassan - adenoids

Long distance travel

Night before surgery

Recent Clients and Referrers Thank you

(apologies if we have missed anybody)

Penelope & Robert

Joshua & Belinda

Michelle & Jeremy

James

Kendra & Michael

Mei & Dean

Steve

Frank & Zara

John

Jeff

Sammi & Clement

Lewis

Jo’anne

Jacqui & Paul

Nick

Adrian

David and Franki

Jarrod

Stephen & Jennifer

Florense & David

Laurie

Nikki & Chris

Michael

Rina and Darryl

Kathy and Chris

Ali and Craig

Stan and I-Lynn

Simon

Madeleine & Joe

Anne

Rose & Joseph

Nick

Liz & Henry

Premala

Hayley & Hamish

Kellie

James

Virginia & Luke

Karen & Uri

Ian & Sue

Craig

Virginia & Adam

Laura & Alon

Dean

Rob & Leonie

Nina and James

Sally & Phil

Sally & Ken

Tyler

Julie

Ben

Eliza

Kaine

Michelle & Jeremy

Owen

John

Vicky

Fiona

Frank

Anne and Murray

Katie and Mark

Karen and Jonathan

Jane and Malcolm

Zoe and Cameron

Katrina and Avik

Louise and Ross

Wendy and Evan

Emilia and Vincent

Jane and Ian

Diana and Paul

Karen and Bruce

Kiley and David

Chloe and Matt

Karen and Uri

Don and Lesley

Anna and Josh

Yamini and Sanjiv

Amanda and Brenton

Aneesha and Stewart

Rachel and Nick

Kate and Julie

Mandy and Michael

Hamish

Michelle and Adam

Rachel and Patrick

Meagan and Jeremy

Tae and Mark

Alexandra and Lee

Melanie and Mathew

Robyn and Malcolm

Sharyn

Helene and Andrew

Corinna and Bob

Amy and Charlie

Lulu

Barbara and Justin

Alice and Mark

Susanne and Ash

Julie and Stijn

Eileen

Antonia

Michelle and Eric

Mira and Andrew

Barbara and Josh

Mandy and Michael

Karen and Michael

Meagan and Jeremy

Marie and Scott

Jeny and Craig

 

 

Child Surgeries SINCE 2015

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Sponsored Child Surgeries to Dec 2021

A child has a fixable disability. A child is sick. A child has broken her leg. 

 

Low cost, high impact, safe, local, life-changing surgeries, when no other satisfactory option.

 

We (pay our own way) have visited the places we support in Africa 5 times since 2015. 

SPONSORED each month

We send with thanks to referrers and clients

9 Surgeries each month

Local hospitals/NGOs (Selian+Zilper) send

MUCH OF OUR WORK IS FROM AND FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

WE APPRECIATE THAT

REAL PICTURES FROM CLIENT and REFERRER SPONSORED SURGERIES

W.H.O. Checklist every surgery video + incentive

Doctors and staff in Africa whose child surgeries you support

I am Dr Roberts Julius Maise, orthopedic surgeon. Born 26th Febr 1973. I am married with 4 children and one orphanage who is staying with us, we adopted her but not officially. I am working at Selian Lutheran Hospital for 22yrs now, started as Clinical officer, then I went to medical school for first degree 2004 – 2009. In 2012 I went to university for my Masters degree [second degree] as an Orthopedic Surgeon where as I graduated 🎓 in 2015 as an orthopedic and traumatologist. My wife is a primary school teacher. My first born is at University 2nd year now and second born is in Form five, third one is in form one and the last born is in standard Six, the orphanage child is in standard five. I like children surgery because I love children and they are lovely and innocent, it’s my passion doing child surgery. Asanteni sana.

My Name is Martha Mangowi, a Registered nurse at selian working in Theater department. It’s the 23rd year now working at Selian Hospital, I have an experience of more than 23 years.
I studied my diploma in nursing and midwife at Hydom Lutheren School of Nursing.
I am married with 2 children and all are at school now. First born is in form six and the other is in form one.
I live at Ngaramtoni village.
I like children surgery and assisting in doing child surgery as its in my heart, I am so devoted to working in theater so as to help and make sure that child surgery is done perfectly and all checklists are adhered to. Its my pleasure to change life of children with disabilities from poor families.

I am Julieth Maeda
Sirikwa 45 year old.

I am working in Selian Lutheran
I have experience of 28 years at selian as a nurse assistance.

I am married with Bahati Ngungati we have two children boys are in class standard six and second year of collage.

Qualification I am nurse assistance working in Theatre.

I like children surgery because it change life of children from disability to ability or normal health of children and we will change life of people in the community.

Diploma on community development

For me this is my life because I  like because it change the lives by restoring the lost smile, dreams, targets or hopes of children with disabilities in our community. 

I’m a father of one wife, Teresia and five children two boys three girls I have started working as driver at selian since 2001and 2007 I started working in these kids with disabilities and 2009 I got a chance and sponsor who paid for me to get a diploma of community development for two years I and I finish my college 2011 in Monduli

After that I was fully working in the community finding children with disabilities and take the plasterhouse  and ready for having surgery in Selian hospital or at ALMC – all in Arusha and I work with plasterhouse up 2018 then I start my own foundation called Zilper for children with disabilities and working with Mal and Phuong and Sim and Phuong and Phoebe and Maddie from 2019 up now and I have started

I have done a computer course at Babati and starting a business course at Arusha

Since 2007 up now I have 15yrs working on children with disabilities

Letion

I’m born at Moivaro ward in Arusha. 

I am the 5th in the family of 6 children. I studied primary education for 7yrs, later I went for secondary studies for 4yrs.

I undergone further advanced level studies for 2yrs taking Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. I did well and then applied for College studies in 2006 of which the government under the ministry of finance offered me sponsorship to undertake Computer Science at the Institute of Accountancy Arusha in Njiro, a three years course.

After I graduated in 2009 I applied for IT job post which was announced by Selian in 2010. I did the interview and performed well, selian employed me as an IT in July 2010.

I worked at Selian for 11 years now. In mid 2013/2014 I went for Postgraduate Diploma studies in Computer Science,  a one year evening program at IAA. I did my Postgraduate studies while working at Selian. In my undergraduate studies I also did basic accounting and accounting packages for two semesters.

I like doing the job with the children so as to improve life standard of a future Tanzanian generation and transform children poverty to well being. I have been working with children since early 2019.

I married in 2014 and now with two children, Giovann and Skylar. Giovann is in class one and Skylar is in baby class now. The picture above is me, Leah who is my wife and Giovann.

I Am Lilian E Olodi, MD graduate of university of Dodoma, working at Selian Lutheran hospital as the general practitioner in surgical ward for 1 year now.
I am a 2nd born in a family of 5 children (1 sister and 3 young brothers), We live with our mother, also am in a relationship.
I was inspired to participate in pediatric surgeries because I saw many children with different conditions which require surgical intervention but they are not able to get access for health care (either due to unavailability of experts, health care or poverty and lack of knowledge to a particular condition).

I am Joseph Kwaslema Qadwe 30 years old.

I am working in seliani Lutheran hospital.
I have experience of 6 years at Selian as Anaesthetist.
I am married with one
child of 10 month boy, my wife she is Barikiana Abeli she study phamacitical science.
Qualification..I am Anaesthetist.
I like children surgery becouse it change life from disabilities to normal health child and we will change the life of people in the community.

My name is Dr Fredy Mungure, am 28yrs old, my professional is medical doctor(MD,) and am assistant surgeon at orthopedic department in Selian lutheran hospital for 1year now previous I was started as intern doctor, but now am registered doctor.
Am the third born in family of fifth children, my parent are christian, farmer, and are involved in small scale agriculture, am not married
I like pediatric surgeries because the children they need support to achieves their dreams, also in order to build the next generations which is productive,  we need to help children to get good health, and finally surgery like DFO, PTO help the community to reduce number of disable children in societies
Thank you

My name is RESTUTA TITUS KABEREGE

Am 26yrs old

I am working at Selian Lutheran Hospital
I have an experience of two years at Seliani Lutheran Hospital as a Nurse
I am single and I don’t have any child
Qualification; I am a Registered Nurse
I like children surgery because it changes life of the children from disability to ability or normal health of the children and we will change the life of people in the community

Am an Occupational Therapist and Outreach.

I like working with children especially those with disabilities and functional problems, that means those children who are not really free or independent on their daily functional activities. So what I always do with them is to bring back their life function, happiness, value, freedom, respect and function in their community, and their Self esteem.

I also work with their Mental status, body and their normal life development in all areas of life functions. So generally I help to bring children back from abnormal to normal life function.

I am a Maasai lady, from LONGIDO rural area ( village), Went to MAASAI GIRLS LUTHERAN SECONDARY SCHOOL, from 1998-2004 from form one to six there. Then joined to TUMAINI UNIVERSITY OF KCMC, from 2004-2007, for my diploma in Occupational therapy.

I started working with children here at Selian Lutheran Hospital from 2007 October to today 2021. is about 12 years now, and am enjoying working with children.

I am Sr Neserian Mitishili Marithe.
Registered Nurse (scrub nurse) who assisting in paedatric and adult surgery.
I am working at Selian Lutheran hospital.
I’m expert in scrubbing general surgery cases, orthopedic and gynaecology cases, also preparing instruments for surgeries.
I work at Selian for 6years now.
I’m married and I have two children, my husband Julius is working as a Geographical land surveyor. My two children, a boy of 5years who’s is in baby class and a girl of one month years old.
I like working at Selian and helping children who are undergoing surgery. Asante

I am Suzana Michael 41 years old .

I am working in Selian Lutheran Hospital.
I have experience of 12 year at Selian as Medical attendant (theater cleaner)

I am married with Mr Said Kasim and we have three children. Last born he is in standard two and other one is in form five.

Qualification; I am medical attendant (cleaner)

I like children surgery because it will change life of children from disable to normal health and make whole community to be happy. Asante sana

I am Mary Masawe 27 years old. I am working in selina Lutheran hospital. I have experience of 5 years at selian as medical attendant [cleaner]. I am not married am single. My Qualification is Medical attendant. I like children’s surgery because it changes life of children from disabilities to normal health children and we are changing the life of children in communities and make them very happy. Asante sana

I am Emmanuel Ibrahimu, I am working at Selian as an anaesthetist. Born in 1992 in Vuchama Village in Kilimanjaro Region were I was living with my parents. I finished my primary education in 2007 then in 2008 i moved to Arusha town for Secondary studies. I graduated my Secondary studies in 2012 then joined Huruma Institute of Health and Allied Science for Diploma in nursing and midwifery. I graduated my diploma and was employed at Selian in 2017. In the year 2019 Selian gave me an opportunity for further studies in anaesthesia at Kilimanjaro Institute of Anaesthesi. I finished and came back to work as an anaest8hesist at Selian hospital. I have 5year in Selian hospital. I am married with one child, my wife is still studying. I like working with children. Asante sana.

My name is Juliana T. Mwanga. I am an assistant nurse officer, I graduated my certificate at Hydom School of Nursing. Then I joined Tanga training center for further studies in Diploma in nursing. I am working at Selian hospital in department of THEATER. I almost worked at Selian for 23 years now. I like children surgery because it help transform them to normal condition and to be free from disability and diseases. Thank you very much

I am NOELA RICHARD MAASA 33 years old

I am working in selian Lutheran hospital.
I have experience of 12 years at selian as a Registered Nurse Officer.

I am married with one husband who is called ERASTO THADAYO ZELOTHE and we have one son called Nolan aged one year and ten months.

Qualification: I am a Registered Nurse in operating theater.

I like children surgery because it change life of children from disability to ability or normal health of children and we are changing the life of the people in the community and to make children to be happy and the whole community.

Dr Amon Marti

Dr Elibariki Marco Lucumay MD,MMED (Surgery)
Our senior general surgeon who does pediatric and adult surgical conditions.
Expert in ENT conditions
General surgery cases elective and emergencies
He is our surgeon for 7 yrs now,
Elibariki did his first medical degree at KCMC then his master in general surgery at Bugando medical center with more experience in ENT
He is married to Eva and his a father of two
Praygod and Derik

I was born and raised in the Masai pastoralist family in the small village named Ololosokwan in Ngorongoro- Tanzania in the boundary between the Masai Mara-Kenya and Serengeti .

I am the third from the last born in the family of seven children.

I am a graduate in Project Management  & Planning,

I had More than 10 years working experience working in different entities with Oxfam Tanzania as Food Monitor, PINGOs Forum as Gender officer, Maternity Africa as Project Administrator & Outreach coordinator, Selian Lutheran hospital in different capacities as Human Resource Manager, Fistula outreach coordinator and Programs coordinator.

I love working with children, As I have a call in me, I have a passion to see children in need get helped and their life changed through paediatric surgery and their life returning to normal after medical Treatment. As a Father and  parent of two Lovely children I would like to see other children be happy and smile. I have been working with women and children since 2013, I am Married.

I am always dedicated to working with the community to help the needy children access medical services.

Lob before and after surgery

Before After

Magda before and after surgery

3528-NovILHAM H. JUMA4 YRS 7MONTHSF
Adenotonsilla hypertrophy
3511-NovSWAHIBU ISSA6 MONTHSM
adenoid hypertrophy
35025-OctGWANDU SAMWEL DEEMAY6 YRS 9 MONTHSF
right knee joint fusion
3491-Nov-21NOELA NICHOLOUS KAVISHE4 YRS 4 MONTHSF
Adenotonsillar and turbinate hypertrophy
3481-NovNOREEN NICHOLOUS KAVISHE4 YRS 4 MONTHSF
Adenotonsillar and turbinate hypertrophy
34715-NovCHRISTOPHER SEKEJO NANYIMO1 YRS 7 MONTHSM
Adenoid hypertrophy
34615-NovGIDEON KITIA SASI1 YRS 7 MONTHSM
Adenoid hypertrophy
34515-NovGift Godlove Willium6 MONTHSF
Adenoid hypertrophy
34422-NovTumain loshipa5 YRS 9 MONTHSF
closed supracondylar fracture of the left humerus
34322-NovJOEL MESHUKI MELIYO6 YRS 8 MONTHSM
closed supracondylar fracture of the left humerus
34229-SepNajma ramadhani bakari6 yrsF
cerebral palsy with shortened achilles tendon
34129-SepDorcas Emanuel lema3yrsFgenu varus
34030-SepAbedinego Qurus Silvin5yrsM
Chronic osteomyelitis
33927-OctBaraka Mashaka Haruni4 yrsM
unilateral genu valgus
3386-OctFurahisha Mashaka Haruni4 yrsMgenu valgus
3376-OctJoniour Samwel Laizer11 yrsMchronic tonsilitis
3365-OctVivian Johnson Philipo3 YrsFgenu varus
33512-OctElizabeth Lengai Lukumay4 YrsFgenu valgus
33412-OctJaneth Jackson4 yrsF
post k wire fixation sec supracondylar fracture of humerus
33321-OctJohnson Stephen Matika5 YrsM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
33221-OctTarki Mlemwa4 yrsM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
33121-OctJaphet Emanuel sivichan6 YRSM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
33020-OctHollin Dismus Ngoja7 yrsF
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32925-OctMargaritta Ezekiel Kimario10 YrsFumbilical hernia
32825-OctHellen Jeirose Mhavile3 YRSF
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32725-OctAmedeus Anastahili Kweka4 yrsM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32626-OctIsmail Hussein Juma1.3 yrsF
adenotonsillar and turbinate hypertophy
32526-OctOmary Bakari Kili13 yrsM
turbinate hypertrophy
32429-AugEZRA A MAN1 yrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32329-AugMORGAN STEPHANO MATIKA3 yrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32211-SepMIKIDADI SHABAN AMINI7 yrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32116-SepADONAI NOEL GERALD3 YrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
32016-SepASIA JUMA MSENGI4 YrsF
unilateral left genu valgus
31918-SepSAMWELI GOLOPTA MARMO15 YrsM
chronic osteomyelitis
31821-SepAMAN LUKA CHISALUNI3 YrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
31722-SepNAJA RAMADHAN JOHN9 YRSF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
31623-SepLIDYA SILAS SAMWEL2 yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
3153-Aug-21MIRIAM DAMSON DAUDI9 YRSF
recurrent tonsilitis and adenoid hypertrophy
3143-Aug-21IBRAHIM LOMUNYAK WILSON10 MONTHSM
adenotonsilllar hypertrophy
31312-AugFAHAD ALHAJI OMARY6 YRSF
post k wire fixation
31212-AugPRAISE ROBERT JOHN5YRSF
adenotonsilllar hypertrophy
31118-AugPRAYGORD PETER ALEX1.5 YRSM
adenotonsilllar hypertrophy
31018-AugELISHA ELIAMANI EMANUEL2.4 YrsM
adenotonsilllar hypertrophy
30922-AugFAITH PAULO MATHIAS5 YRSF
adenoid hypertrophy
30822-AugKERANI TUMAIN NYITI17 YrsM
closed fracture of left femur
30726-AugSINALVIA LOTHA JACOB17 YrsFnasal poly
30626-Augabubakari swalehe9 yrsM
closed fracture fracture of the left distal humerus
30515-AugOLARIP LENGANYITI LAIZER9 yrsM
Closed fracture of the mid shaft ulnar radius(malunion)
3049-Aug-21SIMION LOISHOOK4 YrsM
Closed fracture of the left distal humerus(supracondylar)
3037-Jul-21SILVESTER JUSTINE LAIZER13 YRSM
CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS
3027-JulIDRIS HAMRAT YUSUPH12 YRSM
CEREBRAL PALSY WITH SHORTENED ACHILLES TENDON
3017-JulALJARAH HAMRANA YUSUPH10YRSM
CEREBRAL PALSY WITH SHORTENED ACHILLES TENDON
30022-JulMESHACK E KIMARIO7 YRSM
umbulical hernia,adenotonsillar hypertrophy
2998-JulGIFT JOSEPH4 yrsM
VISCERAL PERFORATION (JEJUNUM) SEC TO BLUNT ABDOMINAL INJURY
2982-JulAngel Elisha Laigwashi6 YRSF
close fracture of left supracondylar of humerus
2972-JulGodson Ezekiel Bayo7 YRSM
post k wire fixation sec to supracondylar fracture of humerus
2962-JulRamadhan Heri Juma4 yrsM
bilateral congenital genu varus
29515-JulJames Sanare Palateti4 yrsM
bilateral congenital genu valgus
29415-JulJovin Mapambano Kishasi4 yrsM
bilateral congenital genu varus
29315-JulJoel Fredy Maliaki3 YRSM
tonsillar hypertrophy
29223-JulJoshua Fredy Maliaki7 YRSM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy and turbinate hypertrophy
29122-JulElibarik Laizer4 yrsM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy and turbinate hypertrophy
29012-JulJoshua zakaria4 yrs 7 monthM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy and turbinate hypertrophy
28917-Jun-21DAINES EZEKIEL MERIN4 YrsF
LEFT SUPRACONDYLAR CLOSED FRACTURE
28810-Jun-21Nadri Ramadhan Amran5YrsM
RIGHT INGUINAL HERNIA
28710-Jun-21EZEKIEL MAIKO JOHN8YRSM
ANKYLOGLOSIA,ADENOTONSILLAR HYPERTROPHY
2861-Jun-21JOSAM MUSSA MARIASA9 YRSM
OPEN LEFT SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS
28522-Jun-21LOMNYAKI KERISHO NGARABALI15 YRSM
CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS
28422-Jun-21LEVIS LEONARD MSUTA3YRSM
UNILATERAL GENU VALGUS
2833-JunHALIMA HERI JUMA15 yrsF
ADENOID HYPERTROPHY AND TURBINATE HYPERTROPHY
2823-JunRAMADHAN HERI JUMA4 yrsM
RIGHT MID SHAFT FRACTURE OF RIGHT FEMUR
28110-JunANGELA ELISHA LAIGWANANI6yrsF
LEFT SUPRACONDRLAR FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS
28021-JunGodson Ezekiel Bayo8yrsM
LEFT SUPRACONDRLAR FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS
27911-JunNOELA DEODAT MICHAEL6 YRSF
PALATE TONSILS HYPERTROPHY
2783-JunSaimon Mathayo Melau4 YRSM
CEREBRAL PASLY WITH SHORT ACHILLES TENDON
27712-JunNengilanget Nangalai1.2 YRSF
CEREBRAL PASLY WITH SHORT ACHILLES TENDON
2767-JunRAHIM ALHAJI OMARY2 YRSM
BILATERAL GENU VARUS
2757-JunRAHMA ALHAJI OMARY2 YRSF
BILATERAL GENU VARUS
2745-MayMOSSES NGENYIKI MOLLEL21 yrsMgenu varus
27313-MayMICHAEL MATHAYO LOOTA1 yrsM
INTESUSCEPTION
2725-MayMOSSES SEURI MOLLEL6 yrsM
closed fracture of proximal femur
27111-MayNEEMA GERALD MOLLEL5MonthsF
INTESUSCEPTION
2706-MayMAGDALENA ELISHA MEISHILIEK7 yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
26910-MayTRESURES HILLARY MVUNGI3yrs 6mothsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
26810-MayHENRY KELVIN LEONARD5 yrsM
cerebral palsy with shortened achilles tendon
26713-MaySHUKURU MAINE SANDEU18 yrsMparotid tumor
26613-MayLAZARO MBAUDA15 YRSMgenu valgus
26512-Apr-21Najim Shagi Mavere6YRSM
knee contusion
26412-Apr-21Shakila Musa10YRSF
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
26316-Apr-21ASHA ALAIS NAIROWA2 yrsF
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
2628-Apr-21FAISAL SIRAJI2yrsM
adenotonsillar hypertrophy
26112-Apr-21Melau Mbauda7 yrsM
chronic osteomylitis
26012-Apr-21LALASHE SAIGURAN9 yrsM
closed fracture of distal ulnar and radius
25919-Apr-21Joshua Lomnyak2yrsM
right side ingunal hernia
25822-Apr-21Sinyati Laanyun8 yrsF
intestinal obstuction
25724-Apr-21Sinyati Lotoishe Lengalasi8 yrsF
fracture of midshaft tibia and fibular
2563-MarIBRAHIM LOWASSA KIVUYO3 yrsM
right inguinal hernia
2553-MarLALASHE SAIGURAN11 yrsM
Let supracondylar fracture
25424-MarELIAS SIYANGOI KURSAS9 yrsM
right inguinal hernia
25310-MarMENEJA LOMAYANI MEIPONYI17 yrsM
left prox.humerus #,Left tibia and fibular#
25227-MarLAIZER LOMUNYAK LOLEPO3 yrsM
Rt supracondylar#
25118-MarMELADI NOELY SIYANGOI3monthM
Adenotonsillar enlargement
25015-MarMOSSES NGENYIKI MOLLEL21 yrsM
Left leg genuvarus
24924-MarBARIKI MOSSES MEISEYIKI9yrsMneck mass
24815-MarLucas Njoolay mollel4 yrsM
Let supracondylar fracture
24722-Feb-21Salome Pinieli Lucumay11YrsF
umbilical hernia
24614-FebLazaro Mbauda Masumbura15 YRSM
bilateral genuvalgus
24514-FebLENGAI NGAIYO NEAPA2 YrsM
nilateral genuvalgus and manultrition
2448-FebIKRAM ZUBERI MDOE1 Yr(s) 10 Month(s)M
adenoids hypetrophy
2438-Feb-21BRILIANCE AMANI KULEI3 YRSM
adenotonsillar enlargement
2422-FebNOREEN GILBERTH MINJA1 YRSF
adenotonsillar enlargement
2412-FebBLESS YONA LIHI2 yrsF
acute osteomyelitis
24021-FebDANIEL JOSEPH LAIZER7yrsM
supracondylar fracture
2393-Dec-20SEBASTIAN E MOLLEL1.8 yrsM
Fructure sapracondislar
2383-Dec-20Mejooli Lebahati mollel7yrsF
Fructure On Femur
23711-Dec-20Magdalena Benard korgodi6yrs 9 monthFgenu valgus
23617-Dec-20Fidelis Sadala9yrsM
malunion of the right femur
23521-Dec-20Jefason Emanuel1 yrsM
tonsills hypertrophy
23426-Dec-20Meshack Maiko Samwel3 yrsM
chronic tonsillitis
2339-Nov-20PATRICK KASTO4yrsM
chronic tonsillitis
2329-Nov-20Happyson Venance F
Hypertrophy of adenoids
2319-Nov-20Monica Peter6yrsF
Hypertrophy of adenoids
23016-Nov-20JOSHUA EMANUEL3yrsM
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adenoids
22916-Nov-20Simon Julius1 yrsM
Unilateral Inguinal hernia
22816-Nov-20Glory Stephano13 yrsF
unilateral valgus(let
22716-Nov-20Elisante Emmanuel13 yrsM
Injury of Achiles tendon
22618-Nov-20Christian Charles3yrsM
chronic tonsillitis
22510/7/20SESILIA GRAYGODY RICHARD9 YrsF
Chronic Tonsillitis
22410/11/20JOSHUA MARTIN DANIEL2 yrsM
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adernoids
2237-OctIRENE LABAN DANIEL6 yrsF
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adernoids
2227-OctJOARI ABDUL HAMMISSI10 yrsF
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adernoids
22111-OctCAREEN GODSON NAIMAN F
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adernoids
22010/11/20JULIANA MATHAYO JACOB3yrsF
Hypertrophy of Tonsils with hypertrophy of Adenoids
21924-OctLIDYA AUGUSTINO CHISALUNI3 monthsF
Bladder Extrophy
21810/11/20SAMWEL SAMBETA BILAUTI3 yrsMGenu Valgus
21710-OctNAIS PETER MESHILU F
Hypertrophy of adenoids
21628-JanBARAKA OMARY ISSA17YRSMHYPOSPADIUS
21512-JanGabriel Godlisten Rick3YRSMGENU VALGUS
21412-JanWilson Allex Mashaka16yrsM
chronic tonsillitis
21312-JanJACKLINE RAYMOND SAMBO16 YRSF
chronic tonsillitis
21212-JanPRINCE ELIAS JAMES7 MONTHSF
Tonsillectomy - Head & Neck
21114-JanJOVIN MAPAMBANO KISHAI4YRSMGENU VALGUS
21018-JanVENERANDA MISS QUANG6YRSF
Proximal Femoral deficiency
20917-JanJUNIOR JOVENALLY MINJA1 YRSM
Hypertrophy of adenoids
20819-JanCHRISTIAN EMMANUEL2YRSM
adenotonsils hypertrophy
2075-DecHamis Azizi6YRSM
Post-Turbinate cauterization
20612-DecNason Wilson6M
Post-adenotonsillectomy
2052-DecMosses Nganyiko20M
Unilateral genus varus
2042-DecSinorita stephano18yrsfePost-Osteotomy
2034-DecBryson Vumilia9yrMUmbilical hernia
2024-DecRebeka Hawaki18FOral cavity mass
2015-DecMichael vitalis17M
Chronic tonsillitis
20012-DecBrenda James13FPolydactly
19916-DecEvance Augustino1yrM
Adenoid hypertrophy
19813-DecJuliana Leonce3YRSF
Bilateral genus varus
19712-DecJoseph Abraham12M
Chronic osteomyelitis, treated previous early this year
19613-DecLoleku Lakarai13YRSM
Unilateral genus varus
19516-DecRajab Hassan5yrsMPost-Osteotomy
19430-DecWinner Agustina14FPost-DFO
19314-DecLazaro Elisha19YRSm
Unilateral genus varus
19212-DecAdonikam geofrey13YRSM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
19116-DecPrince Hassan4YRSF
Chronic tonsillitis
19019-DecCauthary seleman9YRSF
Turbinate hypertrophy
18919-DecBaraka Laizer10yrsm
Chronic tonsillitis
18826-DecSamweli michael MVaricocele
18721-10-019Dino Almasi4yrsM
Post mass excision
18617-10-019David Sakayo1yrsMPost Z-Plasty
18501-10-2019Simon Mamasita3yrsM
Bilateral genus valgus
1845-Oct-19Izack Juma1yrM
Closed fracture of femur
18307-10-2019Calvin Msede19yrsMPost-ORIF
18207-10-2019Omary bakari5yrsMGenus Varus
18117-10-019Abobakar Rajab5yrsM
Post adenoidectomy
18007-10-2019Beckhom William15-May-13M
Post osteotomy
17917-10-019steven mukigala1-Jul-05M
Post-Achilles tendon release
17817-10-019Munila Amri2yrsM
Post -BSC Release
17717-10-019zaynab senzige6yrF
Post-adenotonsillectomy
17617-10-019Ester anderson4YRSF
Post-adenotonsillectomy
17517-10-019Regina lengas17yrsF
Old elbow dislocation
17407-10-2019Mathayo mollel16yrsM
Post osteotomy
17303-10-2019loveness sube15yrsF
Turbinate hyertrophy
17210-10-2019Paulina kima8YRSF
Post implant removal
17128-10-019veronica richard10yrsF
Post laparatomy
17030-09-019Advan Rashid2yrsM
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
16924-10-019isaya musila1yrMPost Hip spica
16807-10-2019ally omary2yrsMPost-PTO
16707-10-2019Elizabeth elias16yrsM
Bilateral genus valgus
16616-Octnajma mdoi3yrsF
Extensive burn wound
16511-11-2019daniel loramatu17YRSMSPONDYLOSIS
16417-10-019christina john13yrsF
Post adenoidectomy
16317-10-019mosses ngenyiki19yrsMPost plating
16217-10-019happyness christopher4YRSF
POST -ADENOTONSILLECTOMY
16117-10-019Nosim Nyaru3yrsFGenus Varus
16031-10-019mwanaisha hussein10F
Extensive burn wound
15922-Octemanuel adrea9MPost Z-Plasty
15821-10-019pendael daudi13yrsM
Chronic tonsillitis
15718-11-019musa brown7moMPost Hip spica
15621-10-019lucy daniel8yrsF
Post K-wire insertion
15517-10-019mohamed issa4YRSM
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
15417-10-019steven silvester10yrsM
Achilles tendon shortening
15317-10-019shimba mabutu3yrsM
Bilateral genus valgus
15221-10-019emanuel daudi2YRSM
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
15124-Octhappyness christopher4yrsF
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
15021-0ctasha zuberi5yrsF
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
14928-Octmichael meshack14yrsM
Closed fracture of tibia/fibula
14821-10-019baraka aminiel4YRSMAuricular mass
14709-10-1991Israel Melita14yrsMPeritonitis
1462-NovHassan Mkamba1M
Bilateral genus valgus
14511 Nov 2019WINNER A.LUKUMAY13F
Bilateral genus valgus
1445 Nov 2019Rajab H. Msuya4yrsM
Bilateral genus valgus
14328-Oct-2019Emanuel Ngomou4yrsM
Chronic tonsillitis
14202-Sep-01Fauzia rajab FRicket
14104-Sep-01Carick kirita MPost-herniotomy
14005-Sep-01Isaya mollel M
Post adenoidectomy
13911-Sep-01patrick samweli M
Post adenoidectomy
13816-Sep-01misheli sailepu  
Chronic tonsillitis
13719-Sep-01amani julius MPost ORIF
13619-Sep-19Fahadi alhaji M
Osteogenesis imperfecta
13519-Sep-19Samweli Alex3yrsM
Valgus deformity
13419-Sep-19Isaya Musila1yrsMPost Hip spica
13321-Sep-01simon mamasita3yrsM
Bilateral Genu Valgus
13215-09-019Musa kiraruji5monthsMFemur fracture
13125-Sep-01Gadi mkaza1yrMUrethral fistula
13023-Sep-19Munila riziwan2 yrsFKeloid
12923-Sep-19Emanueli Andrea9 yrsMBSC Lf axilla
12823-Sep-19Dino ndugai4 yrsMBSC
12723-Sep-01Tekno halanga16 yrsFBSC
12623-Sep-19Daniel Loveness6 yrsMBSC Lf Hand
12523-Sep-19David patrice1 yrsMClub foot
12423-Sep-19Paskali pius M
Lower limbs deformity
12323-Sep-19Queen jeremia F
Post ankle fracture
12223-Sep-19Claver innocent M
Post tendon release
12123-Sep-19Daniel lamaratu MSpondylosis
12019-Sep-19Sarah simon6yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
11924-Sep-01sinorita stephano M
Bilateral Genu Valgus
11824-09-019Loleku shikok12YRSMPOST DFO
11724-09-019Paulina laizer7YRSFPost-ORIF
11624-09-019lighness liliko10YRSF
Achilles tendon shortening
11526-09-019Veronica Laizer10yrsF
Acute abdomen
11426-09-019Abubakar Ramadhan5yrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
11326-53-29Ester Anderson3yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
11230-09-019Advan Rashid2yrsM
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
11130-09-019Catherine Mchomvu5yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
11026-09-019Zainabu Hemedy6yrsF
Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
10902-10-2019Izack Juma7moMClosed # femur
10803-10-2019Loveness Antony16yrsF
Turbinate hypertrophy
10703-10-2019sarah elibariki6yrsF
Post-tonsillectomy
10603-10-2019Gadi Amani1yrsF
Post-fistula repair
10503-10-2019Amani Julius10yrsMPost-ORIF
10430-09-019Catherine mchomvu14yrsF
Adenotonsillar hyertrophy
10306-Mar-19Yohana Nathan Thomas6monthsM
Bilateral cleft lip
10213-Mar-19Zacharia Ndosikoi3yrsM
Congenital varus deformity
10113-Mar-19Raphael Tubulu7yrsM
Bilateral inguinal hernia
10013-Mar-19Lobikieki sabaya M
RT.LEG TUMOUR AND UMBILICAL HERNIA
9919-Mar-19Queen S. Laiser1YrsF
Symptomatic Umblical Hernia
9813-Mar-19Grace Elisha7yrsF
chronic osteomyelitis of left limb
9713-Mar-19Haruni Israel10yrsM
Patella dislocation
9621-Mar-19Angela Hamedus John3yrsF
Chronic tonsillitis and Adenoid hypertrophy
9519-Mar-19Akuila Daniel Lalaji**1monthFSpinal bifida
9421-Mar-19Ismail Ismail6yrsMHydrocelle
9313-Mar-19Helena Tumain6yrsF
Bone cyst on proximal tibial
9229-Mar-19Nancy Mollel5yrsF
Chronic tonsillitis and Adenoid hypertrophy
9114-Apr-19Zipora stephano4 YRSFBone mass
9019-April-2019remember simon3 YRSm
Congenital varus deformity
8910-Apr-19ngayai parmero2 YRSF
Down syndrome
8825-May-19johson raphael M
Chronic tonsilitis and adenoid hypertrophy
8702/May/2019Neema Thomas2 yrsF
Adenoid hypertrophy
8602/May/2019Blessing Raymond1 yrsM
Adenoid hypertrophy
8502/May/2019Salimon Boniphas5 yrsM
Congenital varus deformity
8413-May-19Elizabeth Lameck4 yrsF
Chronic tonsilitis and adenoid hypertrophy
8313-May-2019Elizabeth Richard11 yrs - seems wrong ageFNasal Polyps
8213/May/2019Ivan Richard6 yrsM
Nasal turbinate and adenoid hypertrophy
8102/May/2019Natacia Lazaro3 YRSF
Septic burn wound
8013-May-2019Wilfred W.Mollel11me
Adenoid hypertrophy and nasal turbinate
7915-May-19Moris Paulo Esau1 YRSM
Hydrocephalus,Congenital heart disease
7815-May-19raphael lelya7 yrsM
post henioraphy.
7715-May-19Lobikiek sabaya12 yrsM
Post-BKA due to neuroma
7615-May-19Haruni israeli10 yrsM
Post patella repair
7515-May-19Grace elisha7 yrsF
post sequestrectomy
7415-May-19elizabeth richard20 yrsF
post polypectomy
7326-05-19Ivan peter6 yrsM
tonsils hypertrophy
72 Elizabeth lameck4 yrsF
post tonsilectomy
71 Wilifred willium11 yrsM
post adenotonsilectomy
70 Remember simon3 yrsMpost PTO
69 Magdalena marco1 yrsM
osteogenic imperfector
68 Shine aron3 yrsFrectal prolapse
6706-Mar-19neema thomas2 yrsF
Adenoidhypertrophy
66 bless raymond1 yrsM
Adenoidhypertrophy
6513/06/16Hellen tumain6yrsF
Post bone cyst curretage
64 Zacharia ndalaskoi3 yrsMpost PTO
63 Haruni israeli10 yrsM
Post patella repair
62 Magdalena marco1 yrsF
ostegenic imperfector
61 Loliku lakarai12 yrsM
congenital deformity of femur
60 Remember simon3 yrsM
post corrective osteotomy
59 Meshack omari1 yrsM
hypertrophy tonsils
58 sosteness kavishe6 yrsMHydrocele
57 Najma ijumaa4MONTHF
Cleft palete and lip
56 joseph abraham11 yrsMOsteomyelitis
55 Mosses N. Mollel18 yrsM
Closed fracture of femur
54 Lokeku Lakarai12 yrsM
Varus deformity
5320/06/19Ethan Alex1 yrsM
ADENOID HYPERTROPHY
52 meckline robert7 yrsF
hypertrophy tonsils
51 Ivan Godson5 yrsM
adenoid and tonsils hypertrophy
50 jeni saimon5 yrsF
adenoid hypertrophy
49 joseph swai13yrsM
adenoid hypertrophy
4820/06/19salimon kisai2 yrsMPost PTO
4724-06-19jeni aruni5yrsF
ADENOID HYPERTROPHY
46 meckline robert7yrsF
hypertrophy tonsils and adenoid
4524-06-19Angel mollel18 yrsF
shorteningof the achilles tendon
4424-06-19Abedinego kavishe3 yrsM
Varus deformity
4301-Jul-19meshack omary M
post tonsillectomy
4202-Jul-19Jane samson F
post adenotonsillectomy
4103-Jul-19Ivan Godson M
Pos-tadenoid hypertrophy
4001-07-2019Emiliana joseph4yrsF
Hypertrophied tonsils and adenoid
3901-07-2019Nufaysia ramadhani14yrsF
Chronic tonsillitis
3801-07-2019Arafu msafir10yrsM
Hypertrophied tonsils and adenoid
3701-07-2019Ethan Alex1yrM
post adenotonsillectomy
3601-07-2019Faudhia rajab1YRSFRickets
3517-07-019Namja salim6monthsFMalnutrition
3404-Jul-19abdul sambwena18yrsM
Intestinal obstruction secondary to adhesion
3308-Jul-19Christina john6yrsF
Nasal turbinates
3211-07-2019mariam akubo5YRSF
Nasal turbinates
3108-07-2019Joseph Swai13M
post adenotonsillectomy
3001-06-2019Shedrack Mamasita4yrsM
Extensive burn wound
297/15/2019Joseph abraham11yrsM
Surgical site infection
2815-07-019Sosteness thadui6yrsM
Post hydrocelectomy
2715-07-019musa laanyuni4yrsMInguinal hernia
2618-07-019fahadi alhaji4yrsM
Osteogenic imerfecta
2525-Jul-01zakayo lemali2yrsM
adenoid hypertrophy
2408-Feb-19Claver John7YRSMSpastic diplegia
2325/07/019Zakayo lemalali2yrsM
Tonsils hypertrophy
2215/08/019Calvin Msende19yrsM
Rt.femur fracture
2118/07/2019Musa laanyuni4yrsMInguinal hernia
2023/7/2019Lucy Daniel8yrsF
Supracondylar fracture
1925 /07/2019Adrian daniel3yrsM
Chronic tonsillis
1805-08-2019Pitson Godfrey19YRSMHydrocele
1725 /07/2019Abigael Daudi2yrsF
Thyroglossal duct cyst
1605/08/2019Godlisten Loishiye3monthsM
Bilateral inguinal hernia
1505-Aug-01Mogan Emmanuel1yrsM
Chronic tonsillis
1405-Aug-01Anjela Metawasi18yrsFFused tendon
1306-Aug-01Felex Ndakidem18YRSM
Rt.femur fracture
1212-Aug-01Aberinego Melkiory3yrsM
Valgus deformity
1115-08-019Jesca Joel1yrsF
Chronic tonsillis
1016/08/019Joshua James1monthM
Bilateral hydrocele
916/08/020Beckam Willium7yrsM
Valgus deformity
816/08/021Aman Mollel10 yrsM
Malunion radial/ulnar right
719/08/2019Fahadi Alhaji4yrsM
Osteogenesis imperfecta
612-08-2019Adonai Frank1 yrM
Adenoid hypertrophy
522-08-019Mosses Mollel19YRSMPost -ORIF
422-08-019Loleku Shukok12 yrsMpost DFO
322-08-019Queen Jeremia10YRSFArthritis
222-08-019Nosim Nyaru3YRSF
Congenital valgus deformity
126/08/2019Patrick Samwel3monthM
Adenoid hypertrophy

BELOW $ IN USD – we report sponsorships to the tax office via our yearly accounts.

 

 ItemYear 2021commentDecNovOctSepAugJulJunMayAprMarFebJan
Outreach2072USD             
 Paul1322    1001005030027250150150150
 General750       750     
donor3000             
 Instagram300            300
diagnosis11500             
SurgeonsDr Elibariki575December = Xmas Bonus50505050 50505017550  
 Dr Roberts575December = Xmas Bonus50505050 50505017550  
W.H.O. surgery298720             
SURGERIESSurgeries - Letion22258  24033530179018002543206123191569174313281172
 Surgeries - Outreach3750     60012401910     
W.H.O Allocations 1784December = Xmas Bonus340340612324168       
SurgeonsDr Elibariki1240     19015015060140250150150
 Dr Roberts840     15015015030110250  
Aftercare14070             
Medicines 0             
 Godson200December = Xmas Bonus50505050        
 Post Op Medicines0             
Art Sport Music Lunches 0             
 Paul + Phone262December = Xmas Bonus10010062         
OT 0             
 Maggie + Phone750December = Xmas Bonus1501501005050505050100   
 O.T. Therapy System195         195   
ProstheticsLetion0             
Other Hospitals / Church 0             
  0             
Verify and Selian328670             
AdminAmon1400December = Xmas Bonus15015015015015015015015050505050
 Remy522   50505050507250505050
 Lightness1122December = Xmas Bonus15015015015015050507250505050
 Macha + Phone1150December = Xmas Bonus15015050505050505050100200200
 Rodgers750December = Xmas Bonus100100100100100505050100   
 Bank Fees312 505050505050     12
 Computers3460   3460         
Awards 416   110 6666 66 88 20
 General Awards and Staff Gifts7952$13 Gift $3 Meal + $300 organise3880     2272    1800
 O.T. Therapy System195
(fransiska and Remy and Allen to organise)
        195   
 Allen500     50505050505050150
 Fransiska600 505050505050505050505050
 Florah300December = Xmas Bonus505050505050      
FoodStaff Meals7514 300489599564594917739991585714544478
 Children Meals4258 200324475486258309748498253199262246
 CTC Meals731 150152711002388147     
 Canteen Bonus525December = Xmas Bonus Staff (sign)200   325       
Vegetable GardenLoning'o300December = Xmas Bonus7575505050       
 Initial Grant400     400       
 Michael Everest200December = Xmas Bonus5050100         
 Pump260   260         
Total 67668 6295493310229426454746213982748803947384428844878
Number of Child Surgeries
 116  101891214999989
Total cost per surgery 583  4935684744564441092542439427361542

ItemYear 2021JanDecNovOctSepAugJulJunMayAprMarFebJanYear 2020
Wage1484  212212212212212212212     
Float1000   1000          
Medicines312    312         
Internet Bundle474    212262        
Microphone Letion247    247         
Compouter705      705       
Mic120      120       
Courses3282     3282        
Paid to Macha0              
 0              
 3076  244212212212212424212712212212212 
 848  212212212212        
 0              
Letion5500500500500400400400400400400400400400400 
Teresia712150150150150112         
Mistiola600150150150150          
Elizabeth600150150150150          
Lino600150150150150          
Food4288300530530530262262262250250250250362250 
Fuel and Car1813500513400400          
Admin = Phone560505039070          
Rent270909090           
Bank Variance1005050            
Medicines92    92         
Funeral242    242         
Gift212     212        
Medical4022  1418   180  1944480   
Phone300          300   
CAR7480        7480     
Christmas Party800 800            
Building Extras58365836             
 4557579263133459636362515505420911286855433061642974862 
 USD              
                

November, the arrival of 8 sponsored computers to now make it possible to track a child from village to hospital and back to their village again. We will be starting to build a child safe surgery app in 2022 based on our system already built locally in google sheets. Any App building assistance would be appreciated.

If you are a doctor, donor or have some time to co-ordinate with a view to a longer term commitment then, we could work through a program with you to assist.

 

IT and admin assistance is always appreciated - its actually pretty exciting seeing things get better and better.

 

If you want to give money eg sponsor some life-changing surgeries then we can provide direct debit details for African hospitals (you will get a receipt and full reports) or go through an Australian bank account and we send on (receipts also). If you absolutely required a tax deduction then we work with a couple of brilliant Aussie charities that do similar and they can give you that tax-deduction.

 

If you have time and skills and want to liaise with any one of the community health workers and the children they work with in Africa, then there are jobs to do.

 

Doctors or retired doctors – there are always ways to assist if you have knowledge of paediatrics and are understanding with your time – telehealth during covid.

 

Visit the country later if you wish and that would add value.

 

Finally, influencers, spreading the word on the power of what can be achieved would be beneficial to all children.

 

Thank you

We have found having clear goals and sticking to them the only way to avoid being overwhelmed when so many needy causes come across your desk.

 

Our goals are clear and ingrained in all we do and have evolved to

 

  • morechildsurgeries
  • targeted incentives for hospital medical workers
  • sustainable local hospitals

 

They are circular in that one goal feeds off the other. As you have morechildsurgeries you will have more income for staff and the hospital, which in turn allows morechildsurgeries

 

They are verifiable to all key players – sponsors in richer countries and partners, the medical workers in Africa. They are relatable because they are simple, measurable (and verifiable) and beneficial (pay and feelgood) to the sponsors, the medical workers and of course the focus, the children. They are common to all players – donors, doctors, cleaners, children, parents, community.

 

They are scalable as they are repeatable, relatable.

 

Finally the goals are non-political, non-religious, non …. – it’s hard to disagree with them and that in turn could foster major improvements in a community’s bedrock; its health and health systems, which in turn will improve its education and economy.

 

We have no mantra, no agenda and no motive other than morechildsurgeries of an improving quality that can change lives for the better (by any measurement).

 

Putting meaningless numbers up is just that, meaningless – that is why our focus is the name of a child, details of their surgery and the outcome of hopefully, one life change.

 

However, we do dream of those crazy numbers occasionally

 

999 surgeries then

999 surgeries per annum then

999 surgeries per annum at a 99.9 quality rate

999 surgeries per annum and 999 surgeries into another hospital then

999 surgeries per annum and 999 hospitals in Africa and then

999 surgeries per annum from 999 hospitals in Africa at a 99.9 quality rate

= 998,001 surgeries each year

998,001 surgeries each year at $200 per surgery and $100 per ancillary

= $200,400,300

 

Which should be enough to start asking - have we all done enough, is the job done?

 

We constantly look at the goal through the lens of

 

onemorechildsurgery and could it have been better.

We found we had preconceptions on colour and geography and poverty, based on what we learnt when we were young. This makes new steps hard. But if you take them, then new learnings open up your life and valuable new partnerships form.   

 

If you wanted to help an African child why would you not deal directly with an African doctor? Because……….. and your initial list of reasons why you cannot do that builds, ours did at first.

 

And from that, your first solution is help in your own country (noble enough). However if you still want to help the African child then you look for infrastructure that gives you comfort which is seldom African – maybe an African charity based in a  country you feel you know better and…….. within an instant, the cost of getting the help to Africa has lengthened in time dramatically and the value of your effort/donation diminished and finally the chance of helping has in all likelihood reduced.

 

There is enough wealth in the world to solve African medical poverty – but it’s not happening (yet). Why not? Communication?

 

Back to the child - more "noise" creeps into your mind and eventually your donation becomes too hard.

 

Yet a WhatsApp call, a photo and a direct bank transfer of $200 are all things you can do in 5 minutes, with basically no training.

 

You can talk direct to a community health worker or a doctor and save a life right now - if you really want to.

Jambo

 

Communication - language and conversations. Google isn’t perfect and after the third sentence you have forgotten the content of the second and the flow or reason of your first because you are so focussed on understanding what each word means. Long agendas do not work.

 

It’s the same in reverse – keep it simple – keep repeating – google isn’t perfect and pictures and short written exchanges work better. Keep the meetings on zoom for relationship building.

 

sawa

A big surprise it’s not a concept for all.

 

It’s not the most common outcome measure in many things.

 

Verification of money is popular; however verification of good child outcomes is not as popular.

 

In children’s surgery quality of outcome is hugely important.

 

We have largely set up our APP as a form a child safety.

 

Its not perfect but its a whole lot better than just winging it.

 

Here are additional rules and registrations we try to adhere to

DOCTORS

  • Only the approved list of doctors will operate on the children we sponsor
  • Their qualifications medically - eg proof you receive when you engage them
  • Their specialities - what you as a hospital assess they can carry out competently

 

SURGERY

  • All operations are peer reviewed prior to starting surgery
  • All operations follow the WHO Surgical Checklist
  • All operations have an Aftercare Plan

 

AFTERCARE

  • That all operations have a before and after picture
  • That all children stay the time needed in hospital and are fed 2 meals a day
  • That any medications/prosthetics/plan for parents are given at time of leaving or in follow up - we will pay for all

 

EMOTIONAL/PHYSICAL/MENTAL HEALTH

  • All children are in fresh linen beds
  • All children we sponsor are in public wards (preferably for children)
  • All children we sponsor have a visit from doctor/nurse every day
  • All children are involved in painting/sport or music every day
  • All children are visited by Community Health Worker and a report sent

 

INSTAGRAM / VIDEOS / PICTURES

  • No child is photographed without clothes on
  • No child is photographed without parents permission
  • No child is identified with real name of village or name that goes public - change name and village
  • No culturally inappropriate pictures to be uploaded publicly

the smart and genuine money is finding what is working not reinventing it.

Community Health Workers  or Outreach workers work.

They are the glue that keeps the child's journey safe and progressing.

They are as important as the surgeon and the donor.

A really good video on the subject of CHW's or outreach workers is from Living Goods - we really admire their work:

 

If it’s not worth making a checklist, incentivising the checklist user, then it’s not that important. Without checklists that are easy to follow it's one step forward and two steps back.

 

Insisting on checklists makes the biggest difference to quality control.

 

A really good book to read or google Atul Gawande

 

A 5 minute video by him on reducing deaths in surgery

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Nc8nccPa0

Perfection - we have found it important to strive for but not expect or require it.

 

We have found deal with what you have and keep trying to do it better.

 

We have found keeping a focus that 90% even 70% is ok, if the previous alternative were 0%.

 

Staying at grass roots – keeping it real, works for us. It may not work for you but staying connected gets a lot more out of with us and that is better for the childen.

 

Cost of money movement for poor people is horrendous. To send $50, a weekly wage - you lose almost all in fees our end, Africa end and currency exchange. Many do not have a bank account - can't afford it and how can they save?

 

Accountability we feel it’s a must if you really care about the children - we demand it. We have found it is a balance of respect - respect of the child and parents, respect of the surgeons and community health workers, respect of you and your contribution. Accountability eg reporting seems respectful it is done and then you pay for it.

 

Lack of identity – no medicare cards, passports or drivers license – how to identify

 

No phones – no email – no mail and a sick child. Churches work well for the jungle drums

 

Payments to workers – just because we don’t get paid or don’t want to be paid – doesn’t mean that a poorer person doesn’t want to be paid for their job. Well directed incentives really work if you want quality and consistency

 

Inertia and emotional connections - keep some distance if you want to keep to your goals - because things change and you may have to be strong and firm or change as well

 

Efficiencies of time – a foreign concept to many

 

Culture – wow, where do we start. All sides need to make allowances and respect the other position for it to work. And yes, we do too

 

Fun – its ok to be serious, but without fun and meaning its friggin boring

 

Mistakes – you maybe will never as many as we have made – get over them, keep going and don’t repeat them too often

 

Longshots – if it makes sense and the outlay is small – give it a go, do not fear failure if the potential upside is good. We back people just as we do in business.

 

Keep your cool - detective work – we have found treating problems as a game keeps you sane and not giving up when the going gets a little rough at times.

 

Selian is one of several hospitals we partner with.

 

You can see it position on google maps – Selian Lutheran Hospital Arusha Tanzania

 

Selian is a 170 staff, 100 bed general Level 2 hospital in Tanzania, near the Serengeti and Mt Kilimanjaro. It begun in the 1950’s.

 

Selian covers General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Internal medicine and has an OT and Physio Department, on site Chemist, Dental, Pathology and Ultrasound.

 

9 local surgeons perform over 1000 basic surgeries a year with some help from overseas surgeons, the most common surgeries are hernia repair, laparotomy for intestinal obstruction, tonsillectomy, nasal polyp’s cauterization, burn contracture release, cleft lip and palate repair.

 

Three years ago, Selian doctors and staff wanted to do more for the poorest of the poor children through low cost donated surgeries for children with fixable disabilities.

 

From a donor’s point of view Selian is very transparent, timely and human in their reporting back to donors. You really don’t feel like you are number or a burden; you actually feel like you are really helping Selian make a big difference for not much in many children’s lives and the video, pictures, WhatsApp reports are great to look at, are verified and good value for your money.

 

We have never had a problem with trust, with lack of accountability, with verifying anything really. We love Selian, those that work at Selian and everything they do for the children.

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PURPOSE

MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO A BIGGER PIE

ETHIC

WIN Client

WIN Co-worker

WIN Community

WAY

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OUR GUIDELINES

IMPACT

  • We take risks for big payoffs
  • We want verifiable reporting 
  • We wish to understand rather than be understood

SCOPE

  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Education

FOCUS

  • Locally provided services
  • Low-Cost Life Changing 
  • Those who would not get support without us 

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Written October 2021 – in lockdown 6. visitmelbourne

BABY PLEASE DON'T GO

62 years ago I was born in Sydney. I stayed a week. I’m a Melburnian!!

 

Being on the spectrum I am hard wired positive, sometimes intimidatingly so and until recently, always looking forward to what’s next.

 

Right now, this is the lowest I’ve ever felt; not that the world will end soon low; just a long flat dull thud kind of low. For me joy is harder to find than it has ever been.

 

And I can feel many of you are the same way. Not a week goes by without an increasing number of you making some form of contact to talk about the possibility of selling up and moving on.

 

In many ways who can blame you – we have gone in our own minds, from the best city to damn near the worst. We are the laughingstock of Aus, despised by the Europeans and seen as laggards by the rest of the world in saving our planet. In our own minds. And all this whilst we are locked up, starved of friendships and worried about our futures. This is seemingly our lot as Melburnians.

 

Many think that at month’s end there will be some honeymoon champagne drinking for the more fortunate ones, but no earth-shattering, switch-flicking from all is wrong to all is right.

 

We have been relatively ravaged as Beirut has been, as Razzaq has been, as New York was 20 years ago. We are involved in collective trauma, the likes many of us have never experienced before.  So why would you not want to leave – to run – to look for life that is greener, sunnier, more vibrant on the other side of the hill.

 

Please, I am not about to suggest some jingoistic C’mon Melbourne campaign, although it wouldn’t hurt. In fact, I am not going to suggest or tell anybody how to deal with anything or how you should feel. It may seem unacceptable to many but I am even starting to feel a softer spot for the protesters, the anti vaxers, as I do for the medical teams and police. Things are less black and white for me in the 2000-2019 world’s most livable city than they were even a few months ago.

 

I have lost clear sense of my identity, of my community’s identity, of my beloved Melbourne’s identity. I am not as clear on who a Melburnian is. I want to get that back.

 

Yeah, I know chin up and soldier on and I will; but right now, it just doesn’t cut the mustard the same way it once did.

 

PTSD has become an acronym that we not only get conceptually, but we are now getting a version of by living in Melbourne.

 

I am not sure if any of the above helps you or me but I think acceptance is one of those stages of loss, as is anger. I am more regularly finding I have to ask – did you really just say that Mal? Is that how you really feel? Or was that a visceral reaction to your current circumstances – away from that specific interaction that you just seemingly lost your marbles in?

 

I have an underlying feeling of disturbance, an increasing sense of loss, and that back of mind experience of blunt force trauma. And like you, I am some way from fully getting over things, despite my channelling otherwise. AND I have less reason logically to feel that my difficulties are comparable to yours. I am extremely lucky by any standard, extremely well off by any measurement and yet I still feel a little lost.

Despite my insecurities, I hope I have the right to say: Baby please don’t go.

 

I really don’t want to miss you. I want to see you and have a joke or an argument with you. And not over that bloody zoom, over a real coffee or beer or even a vegan smoothie.

 

I can’t promise you things will get better in a hurry, for some they will, but for many the events in Melbourne in the last 18 months will leave scars, big scars, traumatic scars.

 

And we can place blame and we can act in a manner that in past times we wouldn’t have thought we would – but I am not sure that will help you or me or Melbourne.

 

We can start to heal by mass pills, mass therapy, mass escape to the country – but will that be right for you or me or Melbourne? I don’t really know.

 

But you are needed. Really needed now.

 

Can we ask you not to go, can we ask you to think how you can rebuild our great community, our great city – one brick, one coffee, one cry at a time?

 

Baby please don’t go. Please be a Melbourne hero and stay and help.

 

Especially if you have money and resources, please stay and help us rebuild our city, our true identity, ourselves. Please don’t abandon Melbourne physically whilst you are recovering emotionally. You are traumatized, just like we all are in some way. Is this the right time to move – why not give Melbourne one more chance?

 

Melburnians are going to need you to walk in the hills again and feel special, they will need you to go to dinner and be loving, they want you to come to a show and laugh, a game and boo, a beach and swim.

 

Melburnians, many of whom have lost so much, need you to do a Kylie and come back or stay and help us all get back on our feet. You know Melbourne was great, the people are great and whoops I almost said it, let’s make Melbourne great again.

 

Whether you are a Catholic, a Collingwood supporter or a Comanchero we need you to stay.

 

If you’re an antivaxxer, anti Vic or just an anti. You’re not really an anti – you’re a Melburnian with an opinion and we need you. And we need you to not only hang in there, when you are ready, we need you to push through, to love again, the little things, the big things, to love Melbourne.

 

If you are a Melburnian and non-violent, you are wanted. Really wanted. We need you.

 

And we need you to give Melbourne a big hug and we need you to stay, please – just give it another twelve months before you make any life-changing decision. Melbourne is worth it, Melburnians are worth it, and you are worth it. Surely we have some credits for all those great years together!

 

Baby, please don’t go.