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    Making better use of a tedious time

    Day 340

    While You Wait

    No matter where you are in the world, one thing is true: waiting rooms are boring. We’ve all been there, patiently waiting minutes—or even hours—to hear our names called.

    It can feel like forever as you pass the time reading magazines or simply watching the clock. Our clinic staff in East Darfur feels this truth every day. But they had a solution!

    The clinic staff saw potential to better use this waiting time. They wanted to take that time as an opportunity for teaching, to help people of all ages learn something new as they wait. To make this easier, they asked to install a screen, turning the waiting area into a classroom and movie theater all in one!

    Quick as a flash, we were back at the clinic with a fresh new screen! You could feel the energy shift as our staff realized they can now offer their patients an amazing waiting room experience. And just like that, this incredible idea will have a huge impact for each and every person who visits the clinic.

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