We Have Lift Off!

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Sep 10


Safe Arrivals 2010 takes to the skies. On board to deliver this year’s training Kate is joined by an inspiring team of dedicated professionals!

Lois McKellar heads off for a second year in a row, while Jo Gray, Pauline Glover, Jodie Knoop and Jackie Matear are looking forward to being on the ground for the first time. Each of the girls are registered practising midwives, with Pauline and Lois heavily involved with lecturing and facilitating the Bachelor of Midwifery at Adelaide’s Flinders University and UniSA.

Waiting for a coffee at the airport Jodie Knoop summed up her anticipation pretty well, “I’m not expecting it to be a holiday.”

That’s right Jodie. Training 370 midwives in just six days won’t leave you much time for lying by the pool! (That’s if you could find one). Instead it’s more likely to resemble ‘bootcamp for birth attendants’.

What’s so amazing about each of these girls is that on top of everything else (jobs and families) they’ve given up their time, money and energy to be a part of the Safe Arrivals program. Not only are they paying their own way and using their holiday time to be there, they’ve each met a fundraising target to make sure the training goes ahead!

Over the next week keep these girls in mind. They’ll be doing something extraordinary. Sharing their lives, training Cambodian birth attendants.Training that will save thousands of lives.

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