“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”
The Rongai Vocational Training Centre is based within easy walking distance of the VGS. It offers skills-focussed courses to the more able children from the Vanessa Grant School and to primary school leavers in Rongai.
The skills these young adults learn include knitting, tailoring, sewing, hair-dressing, nutrition, cooking and simple furniture making.
The facility consists of six teaching rooms and a dormitory block for the boys. The girls are in a separate dormitory not far away. Peggy, daughter of Naomi (Head of VGS), lives onsite and has responsibility for the welfare of the students. Recently, fundraising has enabled two more classrooms to be built so that now music and leatherwork is included in the range of skills being taught.