FARMERS HELPING FARMERS (FHF) BEGINNING THE WORK OF MAKING A SCHOOL DISABILITY FRIENDLY
A team in Kenya in February 2018 assesses the work needed to Make Mitoone Primary Disability Friendly. The School needs ramps to various classrooms, adapted doorways, adapted or new latrines, solid paths especially in the rainy season, special education materials and more for at least 16 pupils most of whom do not yet attend school because of spccial needs. Yet specialized schools are very expensive and usually far from home. The disability friendly work is part of the FHF Safe and Inclusive Schools – or SIS Project – started in March 2017.
Left to Right:
Valerie Beer Visiting Teacher from West Kent Elementary School twinned with Mitoone Primary School;
Damaris who is a Mitoone Primary Special Education Teacher;
Nancy Wangai who is a Community Occupational Therapist consulting with the Team on accessibility and inclusion from Nyeri Public Health;
Gerry McQuaid, PEI retired teacher and FHF Board Member
Irene who is deputy head teacher at Mitoone Primary
Guy Cudmore, PEI potato farmer and FHF Member who with Gerry started with some basics for all pupils – to paint classrooms and windows and check on water tanks.