Lack of access to the same rights and benefits - and in particular, the lack of recognition of being equal citizens - is commonplace for many young people with disabilities in Kenya. We want to show through the videos that young people with disabilities, even under very difficult living conditions and as a marginalized group in Kenya, can contribute and participate in the civil society.
Both Pennester and Edwin proves that. Together they have started a project where they produce soap. The sale of the soap gives them a small income. And at the same time, they get the opportunity to spread awareness about young people with disabilities in their communities. Pennester himself has a congenital deformity with partial paralysis in the legs while Edwin has a spinal cord injury.
In the future, Pennester and Edwin hope that no children and young people with disabilities need to hide, but that we can all live and work together. In the video below, you can hear Edwin and Pennester talk more about their project.