Jean Thompson, one of the CVI Society's Trustees is a fine example of the saying, 'If you want something doing, ask a busy person!'
We are delighted to announce that Jean has received a nomination for a humanitarian award at the Mwape Peer Awards for her charity work supporting the Aquinoe Learning Centre in Kitale, Kenya for the past fifteen years. Jean is Chair of Trustees of The Aquinoe Learning Centre Trust.
The Aquinoe Learning Centre in Kenya provides inclusive education for children in and around Kitale. This means that all pupils are welcome at the school, whether they are 'mainstream' or not. Some children have physical, sensory or learning disabilities, while others are orphans, or have parents with financial difficulties. The ALC Charitable Trust provides support so that the school is able to carry out its aim of being truly inclusive.
You can read more about The Trust's work and the school here:
Jean has accepted an invitation to attend the ceremony, which will take place at the Empire Casino in New York in September 2019. She is greatly looking forward to the experience and hopes to spread the Aquinoe message even more widely.
We wish Jean every success in New York, she would be a very worthy award winner.
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