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PAMOJA TWAWEZA (Dec, 2011) – SHERP: Samburu Handicap Education & Rehabilitation Program
SHERP is an organiza-tion devoted to giving disabled children the chance for a happy and healthy life. We support 154 on-site handicapped chil-dren who cannot be supported by their families, and in total nearly 400 handicapped chil-dren across the Samburu county.
We were founded in 2001 by Grace Seneiya, at the time a young Samburu teacher unable to live with the Samburu tradi-tion that handicapped children were, at best, looked after as a guilty secret, at worst, killed as being a curse on the family.
From humble beginnings where blind students would share Grace’s home and food, SHERP has grown into an organiza-tion that has given countless children a chance they would oth-erwise never have received.
Many are now employed and fully integrated to the community. All are loved and cared for.
Our quarterly newsletters seek to inform and educate our donors and friends to the work of SHERP. Its successes, its struggles and its need for your continued support and help, without which the remarkable success of the children here would not be possible. Please enjoy reading this newsletter, forward it to friends and colleagues and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!