My name is Gertrude Nyirenda and I come from Mzuzu City. I have been volunteering at Mzuzu Crisis Nursery for eight weeks now. I started on May 7th, 2013 and I have experienced the most wonderful two months of my life ever.
I'm a nurse by profession and wrote my licensure examinations in April 2013. I'm currently waiting for the results and working posting. I knew my licensure exam results would take long and decided to do something. Babies came into my mind but then I had to answer the question how? And where? One of my friends introduced me to Mzuzu Crisis Nursery. She had paid a visit a year before and told me a location. I went to the Nursery on May 6, 2013 where I was warmly welcomed by the Director and the caregivers. I saw the beautiful and happy babies and the decision to start the next day was made. That's how my journey started.
I don't regret a second since I have been at the Nursery and would not trade that time for anything in the world. The hugs I get every morning from the babies and the smiles and satisfied looks at the end of each day, brightens my life. Everyone at the Nursery is really great with the babies, and they (babies) receive as much love as they can get each day from these great people (employees).
I don't have enough words to express what the employees of Mzuzu Crisis Nursery are doing in the lives of these children. The hope in the faces of the hopeless guardians and the smiles, laughter and joy to the parents as they receive their healthy and all grown up children back home during discharge is a million blessing. May God abundantly bless the employees of the centre for what they do and may He increase the number of their living years so that they may continue to give hope to the souls which God has loved to keep and care. I'm proud to be associated with the centre and be part of implementing their cause.