Staff and Volunteers

Hello, my name is Martha Fuechsel and I joined the Special Hope Network team a year ago. Coming in, I was not sure what to expect. We all create a picture from what we hear in the news, learn in school, and from the pictures we see of what a country in Africa could look like, and what a program for kids with disabilities in a developing country would be like. On my first day, I walked into our Community Care...

Hey there, and welcome to my post on the Special Hope blog.  I am a speech pathologist in my clinical fellowship year - a year of supervised practicing required after earning your master's degree in speech pathology before you can become certified to practice on your own.  I have been in Zambia since August this year, and what a feat it is to put that experience thus far into a single blog post. But I’m going to try my best....

    Hello! My name is Katie Schuelke, and I had the opportunity to serve Special Hope Network in Lusaka the past three months. I am an undergraduate Speech Pathology student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and have always felt called to serve children and adults with disabilities. Last year, I began to look into various organizations world-wide that served children with disabilities. While there are few to pick from, they generally all have a similar format; serving children who were...