Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Expressive Arts Africa - S.H.E.R.P. (Samburu Handicap Education Rehibili...


It was a privileged to share the expressive arts with disabled children from the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya. These rescued children are severally traumatized from having suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their parents or tribal elders. The Samburu believe that if a woman has a disable child the child is cursed. The mother is order to kill the baby or be banished from the tribe. In 1984 Grace Seneyia went against local custom and rescued one of these babies from a garbage pit. Today she loves and cares for 150 disabled children at the Samburu Handicap Education and Rehabilitation Program, an orphanage and training school located in Maralal, Kenya.Thanks to Stan Frederick who took the video and offered support to the children and staff.