Teenager to learn about midwifery in Tanzania

Paige Sewell

Paige Sewell

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Trainee Reporter

A WEYMOUTH teenager has expressed her gratitude to those helping her raise funds to learn about midwifery in Tanzania.

Paige Sewell recently hosted a fun day at Littlemoor Community Centre in a bid to add to the fund.

The day’s events included a display from the Odyssey Majorettes, face painting, an antique sale, and a raffle.

Alf’s Fish and Chips, Sainsbury’s, and Bovington Tank Museum were just some of the businesses that provided raffle prizes.

Meanwhile, businesses like Tom and Erin’s Seafront Gift Shop have had a donation box on display.

Paige said: “I must thank everyone again: the neighbours who generously bought raffle tickets and to those who walked for miles selling them for me.”

The Budmouth College student intends to cross Tanzania next year gaining experience in a range of different clinical environments and has until July to fundraise for her trip.

She is studying biology, psychology, health and social care and travel and tourism. Her ambition is to study midwifery at university.

While in Africa she will learn about obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, birthing complications and emergency medical care for situations like road traffic accidents.

To help Paige raise the funds to get to Tanzania call 01305 837473.

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6:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Well at least in Tanzania women do not get to have a Ceaserean, "if they feel like it" at the taxpayers expense. Maybe you will learn a thing or too about how weak western women are in reality?

Out there they are back to work in the field in a week, REAL women.
Well at least in Tanzania women do not get to have a Ceaserean, "if they feel like it" at the taxpayers expense. Maybe you will learn a thing or too about how weak western women are in reality? Out there they are back to work in the field in a week, REAL women. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: -1

6:23pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Given we have the education here that is superior, I guess it is a nice excuse for a free holiday too?
Given we have the education here that is superior, I guess it is a nice excuse for a free holiday too? Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 1

9:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Bert Fry says...

Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up.

Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience.
Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up. Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience. Bert Fry
  • Score: 4

10:46pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Bert Fry wrote:
Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up.

Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience.
Quite simple, logic and reality. The first three of her choices each take over a decade to even become basic in, the others many years, the last irrelevant. Put together it is farcical.

Someone needs to direct her onto one subject properly and tell her that mediocrity will get you nowhere.

Biologist, to Psychologist, to travel agent...sorry but that is so unrealistic it is a joke. If someone else is paying...good on her.
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up. Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience.[/p][/quote]Quite simple, logic and reality. The first three of her choices each take over a decade to even become basic in, the others many years, the last irrelevant. Put together it is farcical. Someone needs to direct her onto one subject properly and tell her that mediocrity will get you nowhere. Biologist, to Psychologist, to travel agent...sorry but that is so unrealistic it is a joke. If someone else is paying...good on her. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.
That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 6

7:54am Sat 19 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.
If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.[/p][/quote]If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!! woodsedge
  • Score: 4

8:25am Sat 19 Apr 14

Blind Watchmaker says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up.

Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience.
Quite simple, logic and reality. The first three of her choices each take over a decade to even become basic in, the others many years, the last irrelevant. Put together it is farcical.

Someone needs to direct her onto one subject properly and tell her that mediocrity will get you nowhere.

Biologist, to Psychologist, to travel agent...sorry but that is so unrealistic it is a joke. If someone else is paying...good on her.
Ah, the Sigurd Hoberth blog, from whose keyboard prejudice and uniformed opinion reign supreme.

1. " over a decade to become even basic in? .. or a figure that you plucked from the air?
2. Actually, there is a link between the subjects that, put together, will provide a broad-base.
3. mediocre? Pot and kettle spring to mind.

You really don't know what you are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: Great posts once again Sigurd, I don't know how you keep it up. Good luck Paige and enjoy the experience.[/p][/quote]Quite simple, logic and reality. The first three of her choices each take over a decade to even become basic in, the others many years, the last irrelevant. Put together it is farcical. Someone needs to direct her onto one subject properly and tell her that mediocrity will get you nowhere. Biologist, to Psychologist, to travel agent...sorry but that is so unrealistic it is a joke. If someone else is paying...good on her.[/p][/quote]Ah, the Sigurd Hoberth blog, from whose keyboard prejudice and uniformed opinion reign supreme. 1. " over a decade to become even basic in? .. or a figure that you plucked from the air? 2. Actually, there is a link between the subjects that, put together, will provide a broad-base. 3. mediocre? Pot and kettle spring to mind. You really don't know what you are talking about. Blind Watchmaker
  • Score: 3

8:40am Sat 19 Apr 14

Blind Watchmaker says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.
Genetics... now there's a good one... be interesting to learn your percentage of Neanderthal.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.[/p][/quote]Genetics... now there's a good one... be interesting to learn your percentage of Neanderthal. Blind Watchmaker
  • Score: 1

8:44am Sat 19 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Really, I didn't realise travel agency was relevant to it? Damned if I can see how you are going to learn more about the subject in Africa then the finest schools here? I often marvel at how other mammals just get on with this basic natural function with little or no noise and drama, yet humans seem to need so much fuss and expense?

Then again I see in Scotland not long ago it was reported they have been using Midwives as thought police and state informers on families, maybe that explains why something done for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly "needs" more midwives?
Really, I didn't realise travel agency was relevant to it? Damned if I can see how you are going to learn more about the subject in Africa then the finest schools here? I often marvel at how other mammals just get on with this basic natural function with little or no noise and drama, yet humans seem to need so much fuss and expense? Then again I see in Scotland not long ago it was reported they have been using Midwives as thought police and state informers on families, maybe that explains why something done for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly "needs" more midwives? Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 4

9:06am Sat 19 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
Really, I didn't realise travel agency was relevant to it? Damned if I can see how you are going to learn more about the subject in Africa then the finest schools here? I often marvel at how other mammals just get on with this basic natural function with little or no noise and drama, yet humans seem to need so much fuss and expense?

Then again I see in Scotland not long ago it was reported they have been using Midwives as thought police and state informers on families, maybe that explains why something done for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly "needs" more midwives?
Definitely dropped on your head when you were a baby. You are not capable of seeing the good in anything and turn every positive story into a rant about the female of the species. Midwives police informers, really?
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: Really, I didn't realise travel agency was relevant to it? Damned if I can see how you are going to learn more about the subject in Africa then the finest schools here? I often marvel at how other mammals just get on with this basic natural function with little or no noise and drama, yet humans seem to need so much fuss and expense? Then again I see in Scotland not long ago it was reported they have been using Midwives as thought police and state informers on families, maybe that explains why something done for hundreds of thousands of years suddenly "needs" more midwives?[/p][/quote]Definitely dropped on your head when you were a baby. You are not capable of seeing the good in anything and turn every positive story into a rant about the female of the species. Midwives police informers, really? woodsedge
  • Score: -1

9:11am Sat 19 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

http://www.express.c
o.uk/news/uk/402716/
State-snoops-checkin
g-out-new-parents

I said State informers and Yes, really.
http://www.express.c o.uk/news/uk/402716/ State-snoops-checkin g-out-new-parents I said State informers and Yes, really. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 8

7:10pm Sat 19 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Total ignorance from Woodsedge as usual.
I suggest you start looking at stuff like INFOWARS. COM and then you may start to learn what is and has been going on for some time.
If your vision of a midwife is that large Morris Minor driving woman on (Open All Hours) then i am afraid, you are just another one of the masses blind to what you are really living in Woodsedge.
Far be it from people like Sigurd or myself to open our eyes and think outside the box as that does not fit in with your sheep mentality 9 to 5 do as your told,Coronation Street ,coco and bed life.!!
Total ignorance from Woodsedge as usual. I suggest you start looking at stuff like INFOWARS. COM and then you may start to learn what is and has been going on for some time. If your vision of a midwife is that large Morris Minor driving woman on (Open All Hours) then i am afraid, you are just another one of the masses blind to what you are really living in Woodsedge. Far be it from people like Sigurd or myself to open our eyes and think outside the box as that does not fit in with your sheep mentality 9 to 5 do as your told,Coronation Street ,coco and bed life.!! westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

7:16pm Sat 19 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Another thing,bloke on here last night getting all irate becouse his wife is a nurse at DCH seems to think she is hard done by, although she chose the job,so why not send this girl to DCH as they are so understaffed and hard done by,surely they need all the help they can get.
Perfect solution!
Another thing,bloke on here last night getting all irate becouse his wife is a nurse at DCH seems to think she is hard done by, although she chose the job,so why not send this girl to DCH as they are so understaffed and hard done by,surely they need all the help they can get. Perfect solution! westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

5:35am Sun 20 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Really!
She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have.

Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees.

You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments.

As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself

As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.
Really! She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have. Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees. You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments. As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old. westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

9:11am Sun 20 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Really!
She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have.

Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees.

You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments.

As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself

As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.
Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Really! She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have. Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees. You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments. As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.[/p][/quote]Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple. woodsedge
  • Score: -5

8:07pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

woodsedge wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
Really!
She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have.

Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees.

You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments.

As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself

As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.
Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple.
Is what those who mock you say any more ridiculous then the fact you claim the last 100 people who disagree with you, must be me under another name. Your paranoia is damaging you woodhead.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Really! She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have. Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees. You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments. As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.[/p][/quote]Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple.[/p][/quote]Is what those who mock you say any more ridiculous then the fact you claim the last 100 people who disagree with you, must be me under another name. Your paranoia is damaging you woodhead. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 6

7:43am Tue 22 Apr 14

woodsedge says...

Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
Really!
She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have.

Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees.

You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments.

As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself

As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.
Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple.
Is what those who mock you say any more ridiculous then the fact you claim the last 100 people who disagree with you, must be me under another name. Your paranoia is damaging you woodhead.
Stalker!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Really! She wont tell you whats really going on any more than her employers will tell her of the many agendas they have. Woodsedge, as your board id is perfect for you as you like many others can not and refuse to see the wood for the trees. You make me laugh, coming on here with your comments. As i say "They walk among us" and that refers to citizens such as yourself As for boy i am actually a cross gender alien grey, in slave planet (earth) years i am 143 of your years old.[/p][/quote]Yes, of course you are an alien, just keep taking the medication, you and Sigturd make the perfect couple.[/p][/quote]Is what those who mock you say any more ridiculous then the fact you claim the last 100 people who disagree with you, must be me under another name. Your paranoia is damaging you woodhead.[/p][/quote]Stalker! woodsedge
  • Score: -3

12:01pm Tue 22 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

woodsedge wrote:
Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.
If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!!
Comment of the year!
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.[/p][/quote]If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!![/p][/quote]Comment of the year! JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

1:30pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

JamesYoung wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Sigurd Hoberth wrote:
That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.
If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!!
Comment of the year!
Well it would be easier then standing the scrutiny of debate for some on here eh;.

P.S if I can choose the destination an d you make the paperwork happen, you got a deal. :-)
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoberth[/bold] wrote: That reminds me, I am looking for mugs, sorry I mean donators to send me to Calcutta to learn about road safety, at the same time I wish to study astrophysics and Genetics.[/p][/quote]If it's a one way ticket Sigturd how much can I donate!![/p][/quote]Comment of the year![/p][/quote]Well it would be easier then standing the scrutiny of debate for some on here eh;. P.S if I can choose the destination an d you make the paperwork happen, you got a deal. :-) Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 3

3:52pm Tue 22 Apr 14

livid99 says...

I sense a bit of tension in here.....
I sense a bit of tension in here..... livid99
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

livid99 wrote:
I sense a bit of tension in here.....
Sorry the Sig-Wood corporation is currently engaged in two further projects to increase the Echo's page hit ratings and can't come to the thread right now.

Please leave your sarcasm or vitriol here and someone will tell you to sod off shortly. :-)
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: I sense a bit of tension in here.....[/p][/quote]Sorry the Sig-Wood corporation is currently engaged in two further projects to increase the Echo's page hit ratings and can't come to the thread right now. Please leave your sarcasm or vitriol here and someone will tell you to sod off shortly. :-) Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 1

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