7 children graduate from Gilgil Special School in October 2016
In October 2016, 7 of the children (Mary, Shadrack, Faith, Joyce, Robert, Caleb and Derrick) graduated from the school and Kivuli. A graduation ceremony was held in the new dining room and was attended by parents and representatives from the local Ministry for Education.
Kivuli Trust founder and trustee, Ryan Pape commented, “The school and Kivuli hostels have made a profound difference to the attitude of the local community towards disability. Parents have seen that their children really are capable of learning essential life skills and therefore now accept them far more readily. They also realise that many of the children are capable of much more than that. Crucial to this success has been the involvement, from the outset, of all the key stakeholders in the community.”