Despite the schools being on holidays, a couple of Best Buddies Kenya’s student participants showed up on 14th April at St.Maurus special school, a host location for (Buddies) who have been matched up with peer Buddies of Genesis High school. The purpose of the meeting was to conduct an interview with buddy pairs who participate in Best Buddies program to share out their mutual friendship experiences.
Also on board for interview were student participants from Ngei High school and their school principal who also shared out his experience and the quality revolutionary change that Best Buddies Kenya has instilled into his students, the school and the entire community.” Since the inception of Best Buddies Kenya into Ngei High school, the perception of people with intellectual disability has totally transformed from the negative to the positive direction. Through the one-to-one friendship of my students and their counter parts from our neighbor, Mathare special school which is a school for students with intellectual disability, my school generally has been a turning point for a great revolution of the entire society. “Said Mr. Gerald Angote, the principal of Ngei High school.
MUTUAL FRIENDSHIP EXPERIENCE
Student after student narrated how Best Buddies Kenya project has impacted their lives and the lives of their partners as well as the positive transformational experience that has been created. “My friendship experience with my buddy, Janet Wairimu has been the greatest moment of my life ever since, I have learnt so many important things that I didn’t know in life just through my buddy, Janet.Now I know that people with intellectual disability are just good friends, equals and they too deserve an opportunity to be socialized into our society, just as the saying goes, “Disability is not Inability. “Said Neema Fatuma, peer buddy from Ngei High School.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN!
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