Seven graduates of L'Arche Kenya

By Peter Mwangi

In life, human beings achieve many milestones. They mark the highlights of the journey of our lives. For seven of L’Arche Kenya members, one more marker was put in place on 20th July 2015. They all graduated. Some with educational qualifications and others with other equally important moves in life.

Three of our volunteer assistants graduated from the University while four core members who have moved from our mainstream occupational therapy workshops to much more independent ones also graduated. The graduates are Christopher Muhoro, Hannah Gathoni, Susan Waguthi, and Alex Kamale all moving to more independent occupational therapy workshops and Jacob Chege, Isaac Mungai and Milka Wanjiru all from Kenyatta University.

From L-R Hannah, Susan, Chris, Isaac, Milka, Jacob and AlexThere is no celebration without cake.

Graduates take photos with their colleagues

Despite the differences in areas of graduation, all the members of L’Arche Kenya were united in recognizing the achievements made by our colleagues. For the graduates themselves, the morale boosting effect was the same.   The ceremony also served as a moment to celebrate hard work, endurance and growth in others.

It also reminded us that however long the journey may be, there is a reward at the end. The need to occasionally take a moment, look back, appreciate where we have come from, and build new energy to forge to greater heights.

I take this earliest opportunity to wish the graduates all the best and also to point them ahead to the other horizons yet to be concurred.