The time is getting short. Next Thursday, April 5, we will both be on the way back to Việt Nam. And yes – the MGB goes with me this time. We both are truly looking forward to being back with friends and former students. We’ll have a chance to see how much Huê has changed since we left. We’ll be able to eat in familiar places. We’ll stroll down by the river in the evening.
But, this will not be a vacation. We’re going back with a group called MEDRIX. I have mentioned MEDRIX before in this blog. It is a small non-profit group that works in Central Việt Nam and focuses on two areas: health education and safe water.
The MGB will be working on a project she was doing last year at this time – she will be teaching an English medical terminology class to the physicians at the Huê Central Hospital. She had a blast doing that last year, and is truly looking forward to doing it again this year. She can combine the medical skills and knowledge of being an R. N. with the English teaching skills she acquired while we taught in Huê.
Me? I’ll be doing basic unskilled labor with the safe water team. I’m not exactly sure what that entails, but I know we will be out in the countryside checking on places where MEDRIX safe water treatment units have been put in service.
Yes – I’ll be dragging my camera equipment with me, and yes, I will be blogging. But, I have been asked to be the “official blogger” for the whole team, so I may not post to this blog as much as I would otherwise. Be sure to check out the MEDRIX April team blog. I put a link to it on the left.
We’ll be busy getting ready between now and Thursday, but hopefully, I’ll have time for one more post before we leave.