Disability is not inability. Born blind and raised in Mathare, Duncan Odongo is currently doing what he loved most from his childhood.
He shares with us his journey and transformation of his life and how it all began.
‘My parents realized that I was blind when I was three years and separated because of my disability. We had to go to my grandmother who was very old to live there’.
With all poverty surrounding his life, he managed to secure a place in a catholic based sister (Sisters of Mary) where he was taught how to do small things like brushing teeth, grooming himself among other things.
He was lucky enough that the sisters took him to a specialized school where he learnt how to use braille.
“I joined Thika school for the blind for secondary school and worked so hard since I did not want to disappoint those who were supporting me. I managed to score a B- and through affirmative action I was considered to study at Kenyatta University even though it took me long before I joined.”
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