Donations Helping the Neediest: 22 years in Bondage
It is sad that a family of 10 has four of its children with disability. Unfortunately, this is a window that has to feed, shelter and cloth her children. This widow, Ms Wangare is living in impoverished condition.
In a remote and isolated village of Munyaka on the slopes of cherangany hills, 35 kilometers from our office, Ms Wangare house looks like an isolated island. Surrounded by deep valleys on all sides. Her four disable children seat around the house each doing his or her own things. The next nearest house is 500 meters away. The children rarely interact with the other children in the community.
For 22 years, Mr. Maina, who has mental retardation and suffers from Epilepsy, has not had any medical attention. His sister Ms Wanjiku 18 years old also with mental retardation and not be given any medical diagnosis. Two other children aged, 12 and 14 have not been taken to hospital to medical care either.
With your donations, we have now been able to take the four children for medical check up and bought medication for epilepsy child. We have the next appointment in the next three weeks to assess educational need for possible placements in special school. Initial assessments show that they have mental retardation though isolation has contributed to worsening their situation. The good news is that, with proper medication and education, they can be useful members of the society and live their independent life. This is the journey that we are undertaking- helping the children finding meaning in life.
We want to appreciate your donation which is helping us to support the neglected disabled children in the rural community. With your support, the four children future is now looking bright. For 22 years, nobody even took Mr.Maina to Hospital for diagnosis.
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“This is the happiest moment in my life. For 22 years I have been suffering alone. I had lost hope completetly.May God bless all those who are donating to support my children and others'' Ms Wangare, a widow and mother to four disabled children.
Wednesday to Remember
It was around 3.45PM on Wednesday 14th January 2009 when the vehicle carry wheel chair for Collins arrived at his grandmother home, 70 kilometers from Kitale town. Word had gone round the village that Collins was going to receive a late Christmas and New Year gift, so the community gathered to witness this rare occasion.
Collins was so excited and looked jovial throughout the short ceremony to hand over a modern, more comfortable and portable wheel chair. For long (11year), he yearned to join his age mates in play and school.
The sinyereri village members want in a special way want to thank all of you whose donation has enabled Collins receive a wheel chair which costed US $ 750. We also want to Thanks Handicap International for the continued support.
We look forward to your continued support so that Collins can now join school to start his academic dream.
A wheel chair to take Collins to school
We are grateful for your continued support. Since this project started, we have served 52 children with disability. This week schools have opened. We have paid school fees for those children in special school, and those in normal schools. In total we have supported 25 children with school fees, books and uniforms.
Up to date, 27 children are undergoing toilet training so that they can be admitted to school next year. We have trained 35 parents on toilet use of children and provided them with simple portable toilet kits.
Master Collins is an 11 year old child with physical disability. He walks using the hands and legs. Collins is staying with his grandmother. Last week he lost his dear grandfather whom they were great friends.
After training him on toilet use, Collins is now ready to go to school. We are in the next four weeks hoping he will join an integrated school if we can provide him with a wheel chair. Your continued support is vital to help us purchase a wheelchair costing US$ 300
Your support will give Master Collins a chance to access education.
Happy New Year
‘My name is Lorna, a beneficiary of your donations which is helping me as a blind child to access education. Am writing on behalf of my friends to wish you all the best in 2009. We want you to know that we are very encouraged and inspired by your kind donations through global giving. We receive all that you donate. Remember us in this new year.’
Braille Machine for a blind pupil
Lorna is a 13 year old primary 7 class pupil. She plays with her other friends normally. She interacts with her peer well. She is a student at Bokoli Primary school in Trans-nzoia East District. Lorna is a HIV/AIDS peer educator.
This is a unique experience in this local community. Lorna is a blind girl who has outshined her other friends and she is a leading example. Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association with your input has built confidence, equipped her with necessary skills to manage her situation.
This week, Lorna was playing her part in peace building initiatives after the post Election Violence in Kenya. She interacted with the local community and taught them various games.
Through your continued support, we can together make Lorna achieve her dream. She urgently requires; Braille machine so that she can do her studies well. The Braille Machine Costs US$ 1000. She currently depends on hearing what the teacher is saying and her sister helps her in the evening. Now her sister in proceeding to secondary school leaving her alone.
Make 2009, a memorable year for Lorna, Donate NOW
'Wishing you a merry christmass and Happy new year' Lorna
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