Hello My lovely People! How are you? So I told you in one of my earlier posts about community service and how Mrs. Karen, our Headteacher wanted us to have the experience. Taira Alabi, my classmate came up with the idea of inviting less privileged kids to our school. We looked for a school we could invite and then the ACA official driver suggested we invite the Christian Mission for the deaf school. He also informed us that it was a school with needs and that inviting them would be giving a lot to them.
Some of Our ACA kids.
What beautiful people…
Dami (My classmate) and one of the students from The Christian Mission for the Deaf.
We paid them a surprise visit to invite them to our school the next week. The principal accepted our invitation and promised to bring the 1st&2nd graders to our school for art and craft, football and snacks. We were excited. Early morning on monday, we came to school and got the art room, football pitch and bridge café ready. We bought the necessary items for snacks and Taira offered to bring cakes and doughnuts. We blew balloons as well. The kids and 2 teachers arrived at 9am. I tried greeting them all in the little sign language I had learnt a few hours before they came and they seemed to understand because they kept smiling to me We played on the play ground, went on the swings, played football and ate delicious cakes and donoughts.
Ramez, a classmate of mine helping a kid with his art and craft..
It was an eye opening and emotional day for me. It was the day I really thanked God for my life. Deaf people are regular people who want to be loved and cared for but aren’t loved as much because of their impairment in hearing. Meeting with the Christian Mission for the deaf made me so thankful to God and made me appreciate my life and all that’s in it. I always used to complain and say life ain’t that sweet BUT what about life for deaf people?
We should always be thankful and grateful no matter the situation we are faced with. Our problems may not be as much as the problems of a deaf person yet we still complain and we are still ungrateful. I want you all to be appreciative of your life. Deaf people didn’t choose to be deaf. That’s how they are and you know what? They are just as beautiful.