GOOD NEWS STORY FROM MARY RICE CENTRE: AN OPPORTUNITY THAT SHED LIGHT TO GILLIAN’S FUTURE
What an inspiring day it was!
We felt motivated to keep on doing and even much better the little simple things we do at Mary Rice Centre that make a great difference to the children we serve.
On Monday the 17th of March, 2014 we got an opportunity to visit Gillian Amondi, one of the young adults who was at Mary Rice Center but has now moved to a vocational training center called Marianne school in Limuru. The main aim of the visit was to assess and evaluate what progress Gillian has made since she left Mary Rice Center.
Truly Disability is not Inability because, despite Gillian having challenges with hand functions and weakness of one side of the body, she is now able to make beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using beads and pearls. She can also make table mats, handbags and small purses using different beads and pieces of wood. In addition to this she also takes tailoring classes.
When asked if she is happy with her progress she responded positively and said she was so happy and confident that she is now able to make different beautiful items that she can sell and get money to buy herself shoes, clothes and even medication.
At the end of the day we learnt a very great lesson: that all you have to offer children and young adults who are differently abled is opportunity!
ESTHER NDUNG’U (Occupational Therapist at MRC)