“When I found Naimyakwa alone in the abandoned village she was eight years old and lying on the floor in one of the houses. There was a strong smell of urine because she had been unable to go anywhere due to her disability. I didn’t think she would survive,” says Anna Mollel.
We were travelling
with our mobile
clinic to the area
where a little orphaned girl
with cerebral palsy lived, but
Naimyakwa wasn’t to be
found with her adult siblings
as usual. When I asked if anyone
knew where she was, a
woman said that the family
had moved on with their livestock
during the drought to
find new pasture.
“I knew how difficult Naimyakwa found it to move, so I wondered how they had managed to take her with them. I went to her village, which was completely abandoned. We had started walking back towards the car when I heard a whimpering sound.”
6.00 Good morning !
Naimyakwa brushes her teeth with her friends. When she first came to the center, it was impossible for her to brush her teeth, get dressed and feed herself.
time and play! The children have fun and exercise their bodies by doing different movements. Naimyakwa tries to catch and throw the ball to the next person.