By Caitlin Viccari, a member of the SkillCorps® Kenya July 2018 team
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only meant to be understood. Now is the time to understand, so we fear less.” -Marie Curie
Today, team Kenya presented workshops on Generalization and AAC to professionals, parents, caregivers, and people from the community. It has been truly inspiring to see the eyes of the audience during the workshops. I saw eyes filled with fear turn into eyes seeking understanding. Today was magic! Bringing this knowledge to the community enlightened people so much so, that they are seeking to further their own education to start changing lives in such an impactful way. What is happening here in Kenya, is a movement. A movement of understanding. The curiosity and beginning a stigma of acceptance rather than, fear of the unknown, is just the beginning of many lives changed in Kenya. I am grateful to be a part of this movement. It is hard to find the words to capture the true feeling of what is happening here. My heart is so full and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for families, children, and professionals in Kenya. On a personal note, my journey has just begun in making a sustainable difference. I am enthralled by this experience and am looking forward to continuing this journey of being part of something greater with so many amazing humans!