Elizabeth’s Zambia Speech Path Trip



Hello everyone! I am extremely happy to share that I have the amazing opportunity of traveling to Zambia, Africa this upcoming summer to participate in the HIZ-PATH program. This has been a dream of mine for a little over 5 years and I am excited that this dream will finally be coming true.

HIZ-PATH is a not-for-profit
organization associated with the Harding University International Programs. The purpose of
HIZ-PATH is, first and foremost, to provide speech-language therapy services to people in
need, and secondly, to provide the graduate students the opportunity to experience the
rewards of humanitarian efforts firsthand.
I will be in Namwianga, Zambia, for five weeks during my summer vacation this coming
May and June 2018.

During this time, I will be working with the children at The Haven, an
orphanage for infants, toddlers, and young children, conducting language enrichment
activities. I will also be looking to identify any areas of speech-language deficit by
providing hearing, speech, and language screenings for school-age children in area schools.
Additionally, I will help with the feeding of newborns infected with AIDS, which causes
difficulty in swallowing. There is a significant need in Zambia in the area of communication
sciences and disorders, and there are too many marginalized Zambian citizens who are not
being served in speech-language pathology.

As this is an entirely voluntary project, I am in
the process of fundraising to help defray the costs. There are several other students as well as
faculty members going to Zambia. The bulk of my fundraising is individual and relies on
donations from families, friends and outside organizations. The $5000 cost is used to cover
such expenses as airfare, room and board, travel expenses, vaccinations, food, and
transportation costs. While this amount may seem expensive, it is important to remember
that every little bit helps.  Whether its $1, $20, sharing this link, or prayer for my success and safety, any support you can give will be greatly appreciated and will
help to make this mission a reality.

There are two ways you can help me achieve my goal!
1. Donate here on GoFundMe.
2. You can mail a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution to:

Department of Communication Sciences and
Disorders
HU Box 10872 Searcy, AR 71249
**make checks payable to HIZ-PATH/Harding University and include a sticky note in your envolope stating that you would like your funds solicited to Elizabeth Doyne. My name CANNOT be anywhere on the check!


Thanks so much loves! I love you all! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Oh, and please share this! I would greatly appreciate it :)
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Elizabeth Doyne 
Organizer
Lawrence, KS
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