Former student inspires STCC educator to help build health clinic in Africa


ALEXANDRA LIMON. BARRY: A FORMER STUDENT HAS INSPIRED A SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATOR TO HELP BUILD A HEALTH CLINIC IN AFRICA.. ESTHER PERRELLI BROOKES, THE HEAD OF S-T-C-C’S RESPIRATORY CARE DEPARTMENT WILL SPEND TWO WEEKS IN TANG-YOO-LAR, A VILLAGE OF ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF GAMBIA. SHE TOLD 22NEWS HOW HER FORMER STUDENT, N’FAMARA TAAL INFLUENCED HER DECISION TO GO TO GAMBIA… ESTHER: HE ASKED ME WHAT DO YOU THINK? SHOULD I START THIS VILLAGE, MY PEOPLE HAVE TO WALK OVER 15 MILES TO GET A TYLENOL FOR A HEADACHE. THEY HAVE NOTHING IN THE VILLAGE. I WANT TO BUILD A CLINIC. WHAT DO YOU THINK? I SAID, ABSOLUTELY WITH YOU. 2 YEARS LATER HERE WE ARE… ANCHOR: MUCH OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, PAID-FOR WITH DONATIONS ARE ALREADY ON THEIR WAY TO GAMBIA. ESTHER PERRELLI BROOKES WILL SPEND TWO WEEKS DOING

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