This week I went to the best graduation I've ever been to: the graduation of former street women and men who are going through or have completed their rehabilitation!!
8 women and 1 man graduated, and out of them 5 had been admitted to the rehabilitation directly through our weekly work on the streets. It was amazing to see the change in their lives and to see them confidently making presentations in front of everyone. The same women who used to come to our street meetings drunk or high have now been drug free for 3-14 months, (depending on when they were admitted) and are looking and behaving like any other women.
There were different levels of graduation for them, some had certificates for courses in English, literature and other things; but 2 were celebrating their total completion of the rehabilitation and will now go on to live their lives as they always dreamed to!
It was such a joy to be a part of such a great day and I hope for many more to come!
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.