St. Lucy's School Student
St. Lucy’s School for the Visually Impaired celebrated the New Year with an opening service on January 15th that included a remarkable honor student who was among the class eight students who took the Kenya certificate of primary education (K.C.P.E) examination last Fall, was able to produce the best pupil result nationwide, amongst all candidates with special needs. He attained 392 marks out of 500 marks. Additionally, he was also one of the best students in our inABLE computer lab.
He aptly earned the privileged to pursue his secondary school course work at the M-Pesa Foundation Academy, a state of the art, mixed boarding high school providing world class Kenyan education. Driven by leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, the Academy serves talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrable leadership potential.
He feels good about the computer skills the helped him do online research and is very thankful that inABLE established a computer program at his school. In addition to his school work, he has been attending the inABLE Innovation Lab computer boot camps at Thika Primary School, where he gained hands-one experience using new technology devices, such as the iPad.
Presently, the St. Lucy’s school has only has desktop computers. For this reason, he has asked inABLE for assistance in providing iPads at his school so that all of the other students can learn to use the iPad technology too.
Note: On behalf of all the inABLE computer instructors, we give special thanks for the accomplishments of the St. Lucy community and for their support with our work to instruct visually impaired students. We also extend our appreciation to inABLE for developing the computer program, which has greatly changed the academic lives of the students and teachers at St. Lucy’s School for the Visually Impaired and at the four other partner blind schools.