Stop Coronavirus

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61 families with children with disabilities that we visited last week expressed a great desire to protect themselves against CIVID-19 by washing their hands, maintaining physical distance and staying at home. However, they are challenged because they lack basic commodities like soap, they cannot access their workplaces and therefore they are unable to access foodstuff. Their children are in great need of medication, but without jobs, they are not able to provide. 

By teaming up with L’Arche Kenya, we can enable these families to overcome these hurdles and stay safe. You can donate foodstuff and cash in the drop boxes placed at Jamaa Supermarket Nyahururu.

We invite you to help a family with members with disabilities to remain home and stay safe.

From the comfort of your home, you could easily save a life by contributing through MPESA:

Paybill: 646457
Account Name: STOP CORONA

Let us know who you are and fill out a donation form!

Workshops

Sometimes, people with intellectual disabilities are viewed as little more than a drain on the community’s resources. But as we like to say, “Disability is not inability”. Through our workshops, the core members use their skills to make unique contributions to the small and wider community. Knowing this, they can wake up each morning with a sense of purpose and fall asleep each night with a sense of pride.

Day Care Activities are run from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. Activities include Occupational Therapy through work (morning) and leisure and therapy sessions in the afternoon. Apart from these group activities, some core members attend individual physiotherapy sessions organised by the Community Programme for People living with Disabilities (St. Martin CSA).

Daily Schedule

8.00am - 8.30am   Arrival
8.30am - 9.00am Welcome, prayer and daily meeting
9.00am - 10.30am
Workshops in Boston House - session 1:
(Crafts, Bakery, Candle, Kitchen)
10.30am - 11.00am Tea break
11.00am - 12.30pm
Workshops in Boston House - session 2
(Crafts, Bakery, Candles, Kitchen)
12.30pm - 1.00pm Cleaning of the workshop
1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm - 2.45pm  Siesta
3.00pm - 4.00pm Afternoon activities
 
Monday: Creative Prayer
Tuesday: Core-members meeting [self-advocacy]
Wednesday: Music Session
Thursday: Gym
Friday: Drama Session
4.00pm - 4.30pm Relaxation (video/music/games)
4.30pm - 5.00pm Departure

Bakery Workshop

The smell of fresh biscuits probably attracts more customers than our signs. This is our newest and most promising workshop, but at the moment, we are still testing the market. Mary and Monicah are the biscuit-inspectors (a job many of us would dream of having). They make sure the biscuits taste as nice as they look. If they pass the test, they go on the shelf. If not, the biscuits stay on the table, but rest assured, they don’t last long.

Crafts Workshop

Handmade cards are perfect souvenirs from Kenya for many tourists who visit St. Martin. Michael, Musa, and Wacuka release their creativity and improve their manual skills by designing and creating the cards.

Candle Workshop

Making candles can be a relaxing and rewarding work activity. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of pride that comes from looking at a beautiful, burning candle and knowing that your hands created it. Each day, Mutahi and Munyua make beautiful candles. Their candles are sold in our Curio Shop and in outlets throughout Kenya.

Kitchen Workshop

Each day we cook lunch for all the people in the workshops. The cooking itself represents also a workshop where core-members help with shopping, preparing and cooking for up to 40 hungry people. 


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