Friday, August 25, 2006

School children In Kenya

Children are simply amazing. This is a hilarious clip and it makes me smile. The kid on the left in red looks like he has some ADD ama dyslexia coz he seems not to be participating entirely and the little girl still shows 5 fingers when they are singing about number 9 :) Makes me think about how out here kids are diagnosed early when it comes to developmental disorders and placed in appropriate programs. Now in Kenya especially in a class like this one, there's nary a chance that anything will be done for a child without an obvious developmental disorder such as Down's (even then depending on finances or goodwill not much may be done). Does anyone know anything about Genetic Counselors in Kenya? I am interested ...

On other selfish thoughts....Kabinti (she and not her blog) turns a year older on Sunday....


Blogger Half 'n' half said...

Us (miros)we just assume that those are ugonjwa za wazungu. Don't have a clue about Genetic counsellors.

And let me be the firstest to wish you a very happy birthday on Sunday. (eeehhh can we ask the age?)

8/25/2006 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger UARIDI said...

At first I did not understand what they were saying until the accent came back to me!! What a laugh.

Happy Birthday August girl. You are in good company. Hope you have a lovely day

8/25/2006 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous mshairi said...

What a lovely post, Kabinti:) My smile grew wider and wider as I listened and as the children became louder and louder. I would be interested to know more about what is being done (if at all) for children with such disorders in Kenya.

Third person here wishing you a happy birthday on Sunday.

8/25/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Nakeel said...

Waoh nice one gal and a Happy Birthday kamum

8/26/2006 05:04:00 AM  
Blogger Kabinti said...

at halfnhalf - true lakini we also have our own ugonjwas that wazungus don't get... thank you for being the firstest it was a great one
@ Uaridi -August is the bestest! Thank you my day was fab!
@ Mshairi- thank you so much! trust me I'm very interested in doing some research and to see where this leads too.
@ Nakeel - thank you girl! spring chicken days are slowly dwindling :)

8/28/2006 10:17:00 PM  

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