Jacky returns from Kenya
Through the Roof’s CEO, Jacky Oliver, travelled to the Nakuru region of Kenya in the second half of July to run some training sessions for pastors. Jacky spoke about the inclusion of disabled people, an idea which was particularly challenging to those working in an area where disabled people are often seen as cursed and are usually hidden away. Jacky also took the opportunity to include mental health issues in her training - the pastors had never heard teaching on this topic before. Those attending were very responsive to Jacky’s message of inclusion, and this will hopefully have far-reaching effects on the lives of disabled people in the area.
Unfortunately, Jacky’s hotel room was broken into while she was in Kenya, and her wallet, camera and other items stolen. A local church took up a collection and presented the money to Jacky - an amazing kindness from people who have so little themselves.