Christina’s notes from the field: 

These are determined kids! Aminatou was bitten by a scorpion on her hand and Mohamed had Malaria but both came to class wanting to participate. Neither said a word to me about their illnesses… my assistant alerted me to the fact the Mohamed was not himself so I had him stop painting on the ladder and found out indeed he had a fever.  I figured out what happened to Aminatou because her hand was very swollen. I sent both to the hospital. Mohamed came back an hour later, he said the hospital was closed for lunch and her wanted to keep painting and would go get treatment later!

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