Friday, February 8, 2008

A jouney of four years

The Salvation army joy town secondary school is a school for the students who are physically challenged (disabled) based in Thika Kenya.
The school contains almost 150 students who have different type of disabilities.
From my early child hood I studied in an ordinary school but immediately after clearing my primary school i started to have a very different view about my life and also about other student who are like me and all the challenges that they encounter in their life and therefore i decided to join Joy town secondary school.

As you approach the school you will meet many kids with different defects like polio,spina bifida,cerebral palsy and many other birth defects like being born without hands or legs.
The school is maintained in a Kenyan syllabus where Mathematics, pure science and arts are taught.
Music is one of the thing which makes the school famous, students usually participate in music festival whereby their perfomance is always great and most of the students are known of their beautiful voices like of angels.
Art and design is also another subject which is taught and so suprisingly those students who don't have leg can draw and paint using their legs and the out come is always very beautiful.

During my high school life I got courage and learnt so many things like a bit of playing Piano, swimming, Tennis, Poetry and above all the things I learnt the need of the other girls who are disabled just like me.

My high school journey of four years taught me so many things socially and thats why I came to know more about the girls need in General and the need of educating a disabled child.


francesca said...

grazie a te Rebecca:)

Damiano said...

ciao rebecca.
passa un buon fine settimana.

Thank You Reb, have a nice week end.



manuela said...

Habari Reb
uko sawa?
hope everything is fine, you seem so quite

orietta said...

Buon San Valentino a tutte le ragazze della scuola!


school for the girls said...

Sasa Manu
Niko sawa lakini most Cyber are closed.
Natumahi you had a happy valentine

Ciao Orietta,
Buon san Valentino too


manuela said...

nafurahia unaendelea poa, ata mimi niko poa sana.
ninakuandikia email moja na photo kwa msichana wa kuna yala tribe.
my husband says hi to you and your family
ciao dear reb
have a nice week end

francesca said...

Thank You Rebecca!!!:)

Miss Welby said...

the fucking chinese fascist government are making me fuming. after their arms-for-oil deals with Sudan, see what they are doing with Kenya too (from The Economist):

With China to fall back on, Mr Kibaki may feel better able to cling on to power and withstand any Western threats to impose sanctions or suspend aid. According to the IMF, China's trade with Kenya was $706m in 2006, a startling 36% up on the year before. Kenya's trade with America, its largest Western partner, was $919m, but down on the previous year; with Britain it was $864m. The Chinese have invested in mining and offshore oil exploration, plus some big infrastructure projects, such as new bypasses around Nairobi.

francesca said...

ciao rebecca, ti ho aggiunto al mio blogroll:)

Miss Welby said...

hi Reb, looks like you have a great new friend in Francesca: when asked, she linked you in no time!

I took the liberty to enter with your password and link her back.

as promised, we must now work on big American blogs. just give me a couple of weeks time.

in the meantime, pay attention to your spelling:

cerebral pAlsy
thEIR (legs)

apologies for being so pedantic but I want - I demand! - your blog to be perfect!

(just kidding: I guess you're writing in a hurry and your typing mistakes are easily forgiven)

a big hug from London

Damiano said...

miss welby, non rompere troppo le balle ... if you can... ;)


Damiano said...

Ciao Rebecca, how are you?
The number of your friends is raising day by day ... In bocca al lupo!



Miss Welby said...

The number of your friends is raising day by day

indeed it is: you have two more links from fine American bloggers in your sidebar:


they not only linked you, but published posts about the school, one of them with your picture! pay them a visit to thank them