Today we were able to spend time at the local primary school. We went to a able bodied school and also a school for children with disabilities. I don’t have any pictures of the school with the children with disabilities because we were not allowed to take pictures, but the children’s faces are forever in my memory.
One girl, Night, specifically impacted me. She is 24, paralyzed from the waist down, and in a “wheel chair” ( i put this in quotes, because by american standards you could hardly call this a functioning wheel chair). I first saw Night in the morning when we first arrived at the school, she was heading up a steep hill- going somewhere in a hurry. I put the image in the back of head just thinking she was a student there. Later, I saw Night again and spoke with her about the school. I came to find out that she was actually an orphaned disabled child who went through the school and now works at the school! It was so incredible, she makes clay beads and paints them so that they can be made into necklaces and sold for another source of income for the school. I was amazed because she is a picture of what the school is trying to achieve. It was so beautiful.
The picture above is of a child from the able bodied school. This lil punkin was so full of life, along with the other 1,460+ students at the school. There are 37 teachers for these students and these students are so well behaved. It was incredible.
This was hands down the best day thus far. I am so thankful, my heart is full.