Here is a follow up from A Partnership in Caring Society volunteer Maria van Vonderen on Fabrice, a young boy we met in Rwanda:
Fabrice is a 5 year old boy who lives with his mother and 2 brothers in SAVE, Rwanda. APICS has been helping Fabrice over the past 2 years. When we first met Fabrice he was 3 years old, he was unable to walk. APICS sent him to a rehabilitation centre where he learned to walk. Last week When we met with him, he was running.
Fabrice is not in school. He spends his days at home with an elderly woman, his older brother is in school, his mother works the gardens at SAVE and takes her 11 month old son to work with her.
Fabrice’s language acquisition skills are severely delayed. He receives very little stimulation. APICS will send him for a full paediatric assessment and hearing test.
APICS will hire a teacher to work one on one with Fabrice. We have purchased books, balls, blocks, posters, shoes that fit, scissors, flash cards etc to support him in his learning and development. We will set up a specific room for him at the convent in SAVE.
Fabrice is such a delightful, mischievous young boy! He learns quickly!
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