28 Nov Innovation doesn’t require sight
In a world where people look at a disability as a downfall, RLabs Iringa champions sees an opportunity.
Yunesi was born blind in a village called Isimani, in Iringa. Her handicap, she faced rejection and was not allowed to move outside of her house until a few months ago when her sister
took her to Iringa town.
Once Yunesi arrived in the Town of Iringa with her sister she had the opportunity to join the GROW Leadership Academy Programme at RLabs Iringa in 2017. The Leadership Academy is for youth between the ages of 20 – 25, who are interested in furthering their skills development but lack the financial or academic skills to do so. They aim to develop future leaders who have a passion to seek change in their communities.
Flora; one of our passionate facilitators in Iringa, had the privilege of working with her closely and teaching her to make jewelry.
Yunesi is happy to have found HOPE and passion. She believes that she has much potential to do great things in life. She focuses on what she has instead of what she doesn’t have. She has a great attitude towards life.
Welcome to the RLabs Family Yunesi. We believe that through your gift we will continue to Make HOPE Contagious.