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    Thinking about the details

    DAY 103

    Art for the Walls

    When you’re overwhelmed at work, little things can sometimes become big hurdles. Messes accumulate, details are lost, and less attention is paid to things that matter.

    The medical teams at Bidi Bidi are certainly overwhelmed. The health centers simply haven’t been able to keep up with the demand for treatment. As a result, sometimes the places where they work reflect their feelings of frustration. Sometimes they feel that they’re barely able to keep their heads above water.

    At one such health center in Bidi Bidi, we realized that it was easy for us to step in to help. They don’t have time to think about small details while rushing to save lives – but we do.

    First we began with cleaning and organizing the patient reception area. We helped to organize papers and office materials that had been forgotten in the hustle and bustle. And then, we added artwork to brighten up the walls, to help both staff and patients feel a little calmer, a little more appreciated. A little more confident that they had walked into a safe space.

    It didn’t take a lot to catch up and do the things this team didn’t have time to do. Or to go a step further in thinking about the emotional state of both patient and nurse. Because everyone deserves to have beauty, to have calm, to have a clean space, in the place they work – in the place they come to heal.

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