Tagged With "DISABILITY"

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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: 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: 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

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
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

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: 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

Josh Groom ·
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: 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

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 / DISABILITY

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
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: 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: 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: 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: disability update

Kari Hall (Mentor) ·
Is there a particular disability that you are interested in learning more about? Narrow your field some may help....
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Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
That's very interesting to learn that even animals do help each other when one of them is faced with problems.I guess also us human beings should try and emulate what the animals are doing....although we people tend to think that we are more perfect.
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Re: disability update

Lucy Muturi (Loise) ·
I kinda think that there are lot kinds of disabilities.....it really depends on the kind of problem one is facing.i tend to think that,though not all humans have that heart,most help depending on the intensity of the problem you are facing.am looking forward to see how your findings.but you can narrow it down for an easier way to manage it.....
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Re: disability

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
according to my opinion i think the physically disabled people have rights too and therefore no one is supposed to take advantage of them in any way.The government should really take some action by punishing those people who are found harassing the disabled so that it would be a lesson learnt by others
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Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
Its wierd that this people with disabilities are more often the people with talents,They sing,some draw wow!!The only trouble they face is lack of an opportunity to make use of their talents.Anyway its true we need to be human.
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Millicent Mutiga ·
Moses what you have said is the truth people tend to take advantage of the disabled something interesting about the disabled is that though they are physically disabled ,that does not make them useless they see even what the people with eyes cannot see ,they should have same chances just like other people ,and not seen as a burden most have special talent and when supported they can excel in life
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Re: reaserch on learning disability

I think that this is super interesting, and such a good thing to research as so many people have them. I never thought about how many people actually did have them though. I have heard of many famous people having learning disabilities, and I think that that is very interesting how they don't let that stop them. What I wonder is if some learning disabilities can have a positive effect on people?
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Re: reaserch on learning disability

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
What are some factors that lead you to categorize your fellow classmates as "victims of dysgraphia"? Sometimes, people just can't learn that quickly or maybe it's not even suffering at all. To be quite frank, all of us have shown signs of having dyslexia, dyscalculia and/or dysgraphia. Or in other words, made mistakes. The only problem really is making the same mistake over and over again. I look forward to seeing what you find out next!
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Re: reaserch on learning disability

It's interesting to see that 1 in 7 Americans have some type of learning disability. Do you know if there are different levels of learning disability? I know that at some schools children don't get tested for learning disabilities, so they don't get the extra help they might need. I find this sad because children can't reach their full potential.
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Re: reaserch on learning disability

Hi there Moses: I am a Vice Principal and the person in my school responsible for the Learning Support for students who have learning disabilities. I think you have a wonderful question, but it might be hard to find information on what CAUSES them. We have millions of neurotransmitters in our brains. I kind of think of learning disabilities like this: we have millions of roads or highways in our brains and someone with a learning disability (LD) has a traffic jam on one road. This traffic...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
I think it affects the want but not your liking because it will be more challenging to play maybe on a wheelchair or something...
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Re: project update-disability

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
NICE JOB BRO.AM WAITING TO SEE THE OUTCOME OF THIS BIG AND IMPORTANT PROJECT OF YOURS
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Re: Disability update

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Yeah it's really sad when disabled people aren't treated like proper humans, just because they are different, or "dysfunctional". Have you been looking at solutions for accommodating people with disabilities? I would like to see more of your posts. Good luck with your research!
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Re: Disability update

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
To me that is touching.The disabled should be taken great care of.Continue with your research .all the best Moses
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Re: disability update

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
You have made some really great observations about the world around you! Have you gotten a chance to compare how different places around the world treat disabled people? or what different countries define as "suitable" conditions for disabled people to live? Try looking at Unicef's act about disability http://www.unicef.org/protecti...n_disability_eng.pdf Im exited to see where your research goes!
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Re: disability update

Good work Moses. Are you going to compare the differences in the accommodations for people with disabilities in Canada and Kenya? I am excited to see what you come up with.
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Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
This is awesome Moses , i think you can research about the challenges the disabled are facing and how we can stop it.
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Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Quite a good project there discussing about the disabled people. They are commonly excluded as part of the society and I hope that your project truly going to change the perception of the community towards the disabled people. Otherwise you have been doing it so nicely.Keep it up.
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Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Okay there is a good project. I would advise you to interrogate some of the disabled so that you can hear what they have to say about themselves.
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Re: disability update

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Moses I would also advice you to visit some of the organizations that deal with disabled people and hear what they have to say about the whole of this issue. It would not also be bad to hear what the rest of the society has to say about disabled people.
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Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
Hi Moses that's great so you can also look at various challenges these people face now that they are accommodated.
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Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
Moses the topic on disabilities is gaining popularity. I would advise you to also interrogate some disabled guys to get their vies on the same principal.
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Re: Disability update

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
I live with my disabled grandfather, who has two prosthetic legs, and he is first priority when going to a theatre production or even simple things like going through the grocery store doors. I work at a theatre where we offer seating to the and elderly and disabled first as they may have a difficult time with stairs or if they have to manoeuvre around other people. Side note, many people do not like the term disabled. They don't like hearing that as their label in society. A "disabled...
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Re: Disability update

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Wow!! This clearly points out what you will work on next. Would you mind looking the facilities In different fields designed or people with disabilities in different countries? Especially between Kenya and Canada or Northern America? It's important in your next post to be included.
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Re: Disability update

I agree, it is so sad to see the government spending money on terrible things such as weapons, while they turn a blind eye to their own citizens who are disabled. It might be interesting to look at how different cities or countries accomadate for disabilities. One city might put a lot of effort into helping the disabled while another puts very minimal effort into helping them.
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Re: project update-disability

I loved that you got some knowledge from someone who is going through a disability to see their perspective! I was wondering what you asked her in your email, and/or what were some interesting things she mentioned?
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Re: project update-disability

Kari Hall (Mentor) ·
Excellent research- seeing the ability is the key. How does Kenya support people with disabilities? How do they compare to other countries?
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Re: project update-disability

It's so exciting when you feel your mind shift as you learn a new perspective. Your honesty is appreciated. This link offers suggestions about how we might all shift our understanding of disability. What would happen if everybody picked one of these suggestions to follow? http://www.wikihow.com/Help-Th...ho-Have-a-Disability
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Re: project update-disability

Cool! Maybe now you could research how physically disabled people have adapted their lifestyles. Like changes they have had to make for school, travel, and everyday things.
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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

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

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: 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: 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: DISABILITY

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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