Help Kenyan children with disabilities into school


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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Think Big

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia East, Kenya
Map of THINK BIG THINKING BIG Our community was very poor in some years back but we managed to come out of that poverty through a certain man to whom i can term as a savior. His names are peter Kiprotich and he is a teacher by profesion in western Kenya in a certain High school.He did not provide finance to our community as a solution but he just gave us a brief lecture to our youths. In his lecture he categorized minds of person in three namely: small minds, big minds and average minds.Small is when people just discuss about people whenever they meet which undermine development, average is when they talk about events and big is when they discuss about ideas which we need to have.He also talked about altitude he said we need to have what we call positive mental thinking, be optistic ans always to have faith,He also gave us some positive encouragement which we are implimenting and by now we have improved a lot.The big percentage of poverty have reduced and we are still improving, so it is his lecture that saved us. That's my story. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mental, need, just, improving, teacher

Private Home Banks

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Meru South, Kenya
Map of PRIVATE HOME BANKS Mary is a young born again christian girl who has finished college just recently but has not yet been lucky to get a job.She comes from chongoria in Meru south District. In her church ,she mobilised sunday school kids and even some youths and convinced them the need to save the little money they got through gifts or from their parents instead of spending it in buying sweets or other things. She introduced small private home banks and gave each kid and believe it or not most of them currently they have much good amounts of money in their banks. The money will be more useful when it is in arge amounts than when buying sweets with it. Read more.
Related to project keywords: meru, home, parents, just, currently

A Woman Who Chose To Pay Close Attention To Children With Learning Disability

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of A woman who chose to pay close Attention to children with learning Disability Mrs Vaid Karita had a nephew who suffered a cerebral malaria attack at just eight months old and went into coma for three days. 25 years later after going through the hands of several doctors, her nephew's life improved tremendously and she started leading a normal life. Such close relations with people with disability prompted Vaid's choice to dedicate her life to work with children with unique physical and mental challenges. She started advising parents not to bow to the pressure of stigma from the society; and told them to allow their children to interact with other children, talk, share and attend school functions. Mrs Vaid is now a special needs teacher at Nairobi Jaffery Academy, and she receives funds and unwavering support from the Kenya Institute of Special Needs Education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: special needs, stigma, parents, pay, teacher

Challenges Caused By Disability

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Challenges caused by disability My name is Judith Akoth. i am writting about challenges faced by women who have chidlren with disability. In 2006, christine gave birth to twins prematrualy at seven months. A week later one of the boys died and was left with one boy who was called Shadrack. This woman was a housewife while the husband was working. After a duration of four months, teh woman realized that his son was not well and she decided to take the child to hospital. She was then reffered to New nyanza provincial general hospital in Kisumu. It was then realized that the boy had cerebral palsy and he had to attend therapy three times a week. The cost of maintannce to the kid was expensive and this made the husband to send the wife away and ended up marrying another woman. The woman had to go back to her parental home with three kids. The first two girls are normal and they go to school, but the third born who is now five years cant do anything. He just sleeps and cant walk, talk, sit or even eat. The mother cannot afford to take him for exercise and this has made him to continue deteriorating. The other two kids also need their basic needs and yet the mother is supposed to take care of the disabled kid. Their father is less concerned and this has left this woman with alot of frustration not knowing what to do. Read more.
Related to project keywords: need, just, boys, cost, disability
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