Submitted by Community on Mon, 2012-07-02 11:56
- STORY FROM MAAI MAHIU, KENYA -
On the day of Friday June, 29th more than 300 people were brought together in efforts to share the common theme of, “Cultivating a culture of self-reliance for ALL towards an inclusive society.” These talented people came from a range of schools, institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges), community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, disabled persons organizations, as well as, non-governmental organizations and semi-autonomous government agencies. CTC International, a stakeholder in this event, had the privilege of experiencing the showcases of each of the invited groups, which included their products and the marketing of their programs to the community. We, the CTC family, were fortunate enough to send the Malaika Mums to attend this event where they were able to market the work of their hands. Amongst the products taken with them were L.I.F.E bags, L.I.F.E jackets, bracelets and change wallets.
A short poem titled “Inclusive Society for a Better Future for All” was recited by pupils from Nakuru Hills Academy. Incorporating special needs children into it’s programs, this school further confirms the theme of an all inclusive society.
This successful event was organized by the Disability Resource and Information Centre (DRIC) in conjunction with Safaricom Foundation. In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of the DRIC thanked all groups present for having such a large repertoire of products to showcase to the community and for embracing all society members in their programs, despite individuals’ ethnic affiliation, disabilities or any other forms of functional deficits.
Entertaining the guests were several local youth groups, amongst which was the CTC’s own youth dance group.
Ocupational Therapist, Malaika Kids Program