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KEA Kids News
On board Global Mercy

News - by kids,for kids

Oliver Pollard; on assignment for KEA Kids News - reporting from the Mercy Ship in Senegal, West Africa.

Ground-breaking journalism as, for the first time, a Mercy Ships’ paediatric patient shares his story with a crew-kid reporter.

Oliver lives on a hospital ship with his family. His dad is the Global Mercy school principal, and his mum is a nurse administrator for the 6 operating theatres on board. Oliver’s little brother Lucas takes us for a tour of their floating home, and we meet the rest of the family along the way.

In this episode of KEA Kids News, Oliver introduces us to one of the children who had received a life-transforming surgery on board the hospital ship in Senegal, West Africa.

Paediatric orthopaedic surgery is not available under normal circumstances in Senegal. So Amadou’s future is very different now because of the free, life-transforming surgery provided by the international volunteer crew.  

About KEA Kids News

KEA Kids News is made by kids, for kids. It’s a new way to get young people interested in current affairs and the world around them.

“KEA Kids News builds a strong community of curious kids by breaking stories never before seen from an empowered kid’s perspective. The mission is to help young people know and understand our complicated world.

We cross-cultural and ethnic boundaries to inform and engage children in current affairs. We do this by telling stories that empower and shed new light on themes in the media not traditionally accessed by this demographic. We seek out and even break new stories that get the attention of all news agencies. We show by doing that kids can affect the world and a change can be generated no matter how young you are.

‘Rookie Reporters’ demonstrate that anyone can investigate, ask questions and present the news. The kids themselves help to create entertaining audiovisual animations using cardboard and their own artwork to explain complicated aspects of each story.”

Volunteer Pollard family

Pollard family - Morrinsville

This family of 6 from Morrinville are part of the Mercy Ships crew, and lives on board the Global Mercy. 

KEA Kids News - Mercy Ships episode

KEA Kids News – by kids, for kids – comes to you from the Global Mercy in Senegal , West Africa.

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