These essential skills include a child’s ability to feed themselves and to perform toileting, personal hygiene/grooming and transfer (moving about). Through training for students and their parents, Edmund Rice Centre in Nairobi (formerly Mary Rice Centre) has supported 42 students so far this year to become confident in self-care and daily living tasks.
A student’s mother declared, “I was always worried about the future of my child and how she will live if I am not around. I had believed that she would live her entire life being dependent on others. I am so grateful that I brought her here in 2018. She has learned skills in bead work which she is using to make various things which I help her to sell. I am so happy that most of the things she uses can be paid for from the income she receives from her bead work.”