Community Service: First Impressions Essay
STUDENT NAME: STEPHANIE KANYOTU
STUDENT ID: 638358
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: DR. MUNYAE MULINGE
The Jacaranda workshop was founded in 1985 by Mr. Allan Spybey, and it was started along with The Jacaranda special school.The purpose of the Jacaranda special school and workshop is to provide an educational base for the mentally challenged children of Nairobi, and to provide training and employment opportunity for the mentally handicapped adults as well. To be able to work at the workshop, the mentally handicapped adults must have undergone training at the Jacaranda school of the special, and must be at least eighteen years of age.
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There are currently eight supervisors and managers working at the workshop, who overlook the production quality of the beads and also make sure that the workers are doing well and have no problems. They take in adults who are suffering from a number of mental disabilities and allow them to have a better fighting chance for the future. These are just some of the disabilities that the adults who are working at the workshops at Jacaranda suffer from: autism, down syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, muteness, and depression.
I have to admit that the Jacaranda workshop was not even a consideration of mine when it came to the many options of charity organizations to volunteer at. All of the other organizations that I had picked to volunteer at were full and had no vacant spots for community service students.