Kellen Amundui and Caroline Njambi-Karanja arrived in Zambia last week to participate in the inaugural nurse exchange program between Beit CURE Hospital and the AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. CURE Kenya was the first hospital to open in the CURE International family. Two of our nurses, Divine Kanguya and Precious Tembo, swapped places with Kellen and Caroline and are currently working at the CURE Kenya hospital. Kellen, a head nurse at CURE Kenya, and Caroline are both graduates of the Kijabe School of Nursing—a nursing school that is adjacent to the CURE Kenya hospital. Both were chosen for the program based on their years of service in nursing at the hospital and their superior performance as nurses over the years.
Caroline and Kellen have both been in the CURE family for some time. Caroline finished nursing school at Kijabe in 2005 and was immediately hired to work for CURE Kenya. Kellen, on the other hand, had initially started working at CURE Kenya as cashier and was eventually hired on as a nurse at the hospital.