Disability is not Inability
They say Disability is not inability and one can still achieve their dreams if only you commit yourself to hard work. Priscilla Kerubo, 17 years old youth living with a disability stays with both parents but they are very elderly and this hindered her from attending school. Through case management approach, the household was assessed and a case plan developed through which the household strength, gaps and needs were identified such as the opportunity for Priscilla to enroll for tailoring course and also not being enrolled with a disability group and being a household headed by elderly caregivers they were not able to address the household basic needs and respond to emergency needs. She has a success story to tell despite the physical challenges she faced. She was enrolled into the youth out of school program by Lifeskills Promoters and under the program She managed to complete the youth out of school training and was linked to an artisan for a tailoring course. The course took her 6 months to complete and while at it, she received a sewing machine. Currently Kerubo has established a kiosk at their homestead and is offering tailoring services to the community. She earns an average of Ksh.8000/ per month and having elderly caregivers places a major challenge to her because she doubles up as the bread winner to the household.