Tagged With "DISABILITY"

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Re: DISABILITY

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
That's very touching,am also seeing your proceedings are well,what i think should be done is provision of job oppoturnites for such people,we can also start an incisive to educate and change peoples minds about disabled people and to also help them because some are very poor too.............,
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Re: DISABILITY

Former Member ·
I think the reason that the people with physical disabilities get cast aside can stem from our primal instincts. In many packs of animals, the ones that are crippled or weaker are often at the lower end of the ranking system, or are sometimes abandoned, because to the pack, it's all about usefulness. So I think that sometimes put crippled people into that category, even if it's subconscious.
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Re: DISABILITY

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
To elaborate on Josh's comment, here is an essay you may find interesting "Discrimination Against Disabled People (Causes, Meaning and Consequences) Or The Sociology of Disability COLIN BARNES January 1985 " http://disability-studies.leed...nes-dissertation.pdf It's roughly 50 pages long, I only skimmed it, but it covers historical contexts of how the 'disabled' have been discriminated as well.
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Re: THE BURN / DISABILITY

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I tend to agree with you on that,in kenya there were incidences of people pretending to be disabled in order to get help from people so not many would trust the disabled anymore,another thing is exploitation by the rich people who would swallow the money allocated to the disabled so they remain poor and in difficult situations!
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Re: THE BURN / DISABILITY

To me i think its true since we have so many disabled in the streets on which some are pretenders that was one of the reason i decided to work on this project
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Re: DISABILITY

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
It's great that you take advantage of these opportunities. I was reading through your posts and I noticed a few were little stories of people you had met. Really good dedication there. Based on this story, it seems to me that there isn't really a program set in place in Kenya to help handicapped people, but I could be wrong. Unemployment and segregation is a challenge that many disabled people face in many countries. Going off of what Josh mentioned, I think it has a lot to do with our...
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Re: The Burn: week 7 cycle 2

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
disability is not inability.
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Re: The Burn: week 7 cycle 2

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
yeah I think some of the disabled don't want to feel underestimated and that's why they don't want to be treated different from others.
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Re: Burn- week 5

But how can we stop pitying them while they are in the streets begging for food and money?
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Re: Burn- week 5

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Feeling compassion and pitying someone are two different things. You can feel compassion for someone and want to help them. Pitying means that you feel sorry for them and think them beneath you. To pity someone is to put them down. To feel compassion is to express humanity.
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Re: Burn- week 5

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I think if we treated the disabled people as equals it would be much better because some of them do not like to be pitied much but there others who use their conditions for other selfish purposes,by feeling compassion form for them and helping them out would be great too......
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Re: The burn_disability

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
As the say goes wat does not kill u make u more stronger we need to encourage the disable that,and we need to spend more time with them so we can uplift their esteem and boost their recovery.
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Re: The burn_disability

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Should i make this my BURN??Moses this is really a remarkable job,i love your spirit since you started this project,i would love to give you an offer if you will accept it,During the December holidays i would love to take you around the children home in Nanyuki and introduce you to one of my best friend who is a social worker there who i know will be of a good help for you on working on your project,She will be able to give you some brief stories of some of the disabled Children in the...
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Re: DISABILITY

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
In Canad we also have many handicapped people who are unable to get jobs. The government has programs, such as The Registered Disability Savings Plan and outreach workers dedicated to helping these people. Despite this, they still face immense challenges that we, as a country, are still working to solve. Does Kenya have any programs in place to help and empower handicapped people? These are also some websites with information you might want to check out. Good luck!
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Re: DISABILITY

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Moses that is dearly a good dedication in your work i do love the way your so determined on this project,i was wondering if you have happened to meet any child who has any kind of disability and ask him some questions besides the grown ups..it will assist you in knowing what the young generation who have disability think of disability
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Re: Disability continued

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
In many cases many people pretend tobe disable because thy are lazy,on the other hand people must be alarmed and Ithink the government should build a work place because among the disable there some who have talents like painting ,singing and many things and we should support thier work positively.
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Re: LEARNING DISABILITY

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Interestingly i never thought of disability in that perspective.I always viewed it as lack of physical strength and ones effort to act.Thanks for the eye opener.Cant wait to follow you research on this.
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Re: LEARNING DISABILITY

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
you give me the knowledge i never had before for sure never took disability deeply also do now,as i thouhgt disability is is one of the biggest challenge in one way or the other,many pple who are challenged do not accept them selves this is because they don't have pple strong enough to sympathy with them and give them motivation so that they can fill of the same class with others and also opportunity to achive in day to day life.Nice for i have understood something of great help,i will be...
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Re: LEARNING DISABILITY

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Interesting post Moses it's good that you are doing this because a lot of people seem to ignore the fact that learning disabilities exist or that they are much of a problem. There is an argument that, if brought up correctly, a child with a disability can actually have an advantage; as an example, Noah may not have gotten stellar grades in childhood, but he learned the value of working hard to overcome obstacles, therefore Noah would have a much greater potential than Victor would because he...
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Re: The First Burn

Wow - I was actually going to use Moses' exact same comment as my burn! I love your take on it - ' Although I'm not a fan of the general term 'disability' due to it's implications, I do find that it is relevant in certain situations,' is such a good way of putting it!
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Re: Research on disability part two

That's a common attitude which people with disability have,they feel a little bit disadvantaged and they view mercy as a kind of feeling one should not have towards them,they always want to feel as if they are like us but when mercy sets in they tend to see the wide gap between themselves and normal people.Help to them can be offered by helping them do what they cannot do without incorporating mercy ,trying to show them that they are similar to us in all aspects.I think that will work
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Re: ONGOING RESEARCH DISABILITY

That's a very interesting - and painful - experience to hear about. I'm amazed that Patrick found his number one concern not his lack of mobility or his disability, but how people reacted to it. Just allowing these boys to share their stories with you is helping them a lot I think - there is never nothing you can do. That allows them to share their pain and realize that others - you, namely - care about that pain. Because of this, I really believe your project is amazing, and incredibly...
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Re: DISABILITY

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
hey bro I salute u in this one we must support them either financially or we can keep them in prayers cause GOD knows them more than we do,how He can help them.
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Re: The burn

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
yeah I quite agree with you george some of the disabled people take it for granted and also some of them enjoy having getting free money.....no offence....but some really are able to be independent by their own means and hard work.....nice thought there George.
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Re: The burn

This is very true particularly in Kenya where disabled people thrive from begging.It takes a lot to reveal to these people that disability is not inability.The notion of that they are disadvantaged must first be removed from their minds if we have to reduce these instances
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Re: DISABILITY

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
I think that one of the problems among the disable is fear they have many opportunities but they take some of them for granted,They some times feel that they will be laughed at and some other things like these but if they face that fear most of them would possibly succeed.
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Re: DISABILITY

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Moses,av being a regular follower of your post and to be honest,am touch because you remind us of immediate things that affect us but never taken seriously.I think not necessarily as citizen rather as family,we have to show them lots of love and nurture them when still young.av seen people without hands but they can typewrite,paint,cook and so for more than I!The only thing they cant do is hug us,we must hug them,and accept them as ours.
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Re: DISABILITY

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
In Canada we have been working for decades to improve and support those who are disabled. If you have a child with a disability, the government of Canada will give you money and support to help your child. We have classrooms in our schools to help people with learning disabilities. They have teachers who are trained to help with the special needs of these students. People with physical disabilities are treated medically and the government will provide help at home. Canadian society is...
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Re: DISABILITY

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I found some websites that may help you in your research The United Nations http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=23 The World Health Organizations http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs352/en/ Here's a paper (in pdf format) from UCL (University College London) Poverty and Disability A critical review of the literature in low and middle-income countries By Prof Nora Groce, Dr Gayatri Kembhavi, Prof Shelia Wirz, Dr Raymond Lang, Dr Jean-Francois Trani, Dr Maria Kett. ...
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Re: Disability update

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
That's really comment able work Moses,I didnt know about the facts you just gave,am thankful now I do,so keep up,can't wait to learn more from you...
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Re: Disability update

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
that nice work bro am looking forward to see the outcome of your research
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Re: Disability update

Hi Moses: I find your research interesting as I had a complete hip replacement at the early age of 46 because I was born with a scoliosis of the spine. Due to one shorter leg, my right hip became so arthiritic that I was in pain all the time and couldn't walk properly. I am also really prone to arthritis because it runs in my family, so the scoliosis sure didn't help that as I got older. Anyway, the experience was incredible. With a complete hip replacement, the doctor opens your body,...
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Re: Disability update

Hi Moses, I am super excited to be in a group with you! Your research looks really interesting. I'm starting a project on prosthetics so hopefully we can help each other out. I was just wondering what your question was for this project and what you hope to get out of your research.
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Re: Disability update

Former Member ·
I connect a lot to this topic. My grandfather is a double amputee and he lost both his legs because of his diabetes. Here's a little more information on why diabetes can escalate to a point of needing amputation. http://www.diabetes.org/living...tps://www.google.ca/
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Re: dis ability update

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
hmm.....Ive really got one of the idea its about sports......i think we can make them happy by making them engaged in sports activities and making use of their talents......GOOD WORK MOSES KEEP UP...
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Re: dis ability update

Good work Moses! I like how in most of these photos you do not display them as sad, depressed citizens. You show them running, or smiling with friends/family, or looking stylish in heels. I think it's important to always remember that while these people need support, they are still people all the same, that love the same things we do. Here is some additional research on the subject if you're interested. This is about how people with disabilities, while they need support, are still just as...
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Re: dis ability update

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Excellent job Moses! It's great that you are able to depict them as more than just people to be pitied and scorned. It shows that no matter what you are born with, there is always a way to overcome the obstacles placed in front of you. Perhaps you could look at the effects and challenges of mental disabilities as well? I look forward to the continued research, and keep up the good work!
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Re: dis ability update

I really like the way that you have approached this. Most people think that with a disability comes a lot of limitations, which can be true to a certain degree, but the way that you've displayed your information is in a really positive way. I like that the pictures that you've shown are of people running, smiling, and happily doing things that they like to do. I also think it's very true what you are saying about making the hardships less hard by surrounding yourself with positive people.
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Re: dis ability update

Good work Moses, I like how you found positive pictures that represent people with disabilities rather than the usual negative ones.
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Re: learning disability muted

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
That is great Moses but we expect something great then.
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Re: learning disability muted

sure am working on physical dis ability and i think most of you will enjoy to the fullest
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Re: pyhsical disability update

I think that this is some very interesting research. I think what you said is very true. If nobody in this world did stuff like that the world would be such a better place. If nobody ever broke the law, everyone would feel safe and the world would be very different. I'm looking forward to your future research!
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Re: pyhsical disability update

Wow that's pretty intense. It's sad that some people who do terrible things ,like what you were saying above, can put a bad label on a whole gender. Cause if you look at everyone I don't think that the percentage of people who are doing these things would be that big. I guess it shows how one person can do so much damage. However having said that you're project sounds really interesting and I'm looking forwards to see what other discoveries you make!
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Re: pyhsical disability update

I think what you have said is true but instead of looking at what has already happened we should try and focus on how we can end this, what we can do so that we change the situation? Everybody wants a safe environment but for this everyone must strive to make his/her life and also that of other people safe. Anyway looking forward tom your next post.
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Re: pyhsical disability update

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
What does this have to do with your original question? I think it would be neat if you could compare the life of a disabiled person living in different societies. For myself, I have an older sister with severe cerebral palsy and have grown up around people in therapy, faculties etc... But I guess I view this topic differently then most due to my relation. I look and your project updates often and some times find them a bit un sourced, as well as more opinion then fact. If you could post the...
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Re: DISABILITY

I think this is the most important step in self realization ,one has to first accept that his/her disability is not the cause of anguish for his or her life.People like Zac can help others develop a sence of self esteem in the and this can become a chain reaction which changes the disabled's attitude.All we need is like ten more people of Zac's nature and the world will become a better place.
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Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I fully trust you my fellow that if they can not tray to help themselves who will help them?this is a question that had make people wonder up to now.even God help people who help themselves.there is one more thing i want you to understand that all people you find them begging in the street are disabled people no! others are pretending.as the saying goes pretenders are worse than.........
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Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
I think that there are many jobs these people could do,But most of them are over dependent they depend on other people,I suggest someone should try to talk to them and advise them,the worst problem is that they take and understand you negatively .
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Re: Research on disability part two

Wow! What an experience. Thanks for sharing with us all. I'm sure many people can learn something from that encounter. My opinion of the lady, though it is hard for me to say this, is that she is a little bitter from being cheated of the use of her legs. It is a very hard thing to accept that everyone around you has mobility but you do not. In that way, a respect Matilda a lot for being brave enough to live knowing that. I think that was the point she was trying to make. Don't worry, you did...
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Re: ONGOING RESEARCH DISABILITY

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
For me I always found it so hard to understand what is the best way to treat people with disability, the line is always so fuzzy. I really admire how the people with disability can be so independent, brave and beautiful. However some time I do notice that they are struggling in some point of their life, but I don't know how to help them, how the show my support. Because I know some of them don't really want my help, they want to be treated equal, and they want to prove to people that they...
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