Meet Our Young Adults

We’ve gotten a bit behind on our introductions of new kids at Precious Kids Center. We have grown so quickly, so we have many new friends that have yet to be introduced. Stay tuned for more posts introducing all of our new precious ones. 

These last few years, God has really placed the fate of older children with disabilities on my heart. When we first started, the target was younger children because it is easier to start early intervention to be able to provide the kids with the best care possible. 

As the years go by, my eyes have been opened to the fate of older children. Once they pass school age there is little support for them. There is no where for them to go to learn and they usually just end up being left to fend for themselves at home or wander around unattended. This is most dangerous for the older girls, who are very vulnerable and often are easily taken advantage of by the men in their communities. 

Here are some of the stories of some of the newer adult residents at Precious Kids Center. Through working with them through their traumas of their past we have seen not only the importance of reaching those who we can early, but also being open to serving the adults with disabilities that we cross paths with. 

Claire Tamnai

Claire came to us with one of the most horrific abuse cases that I’ve heard in my time here. Her mother passed away and her father remarried then ran away, leaving Claire with her stepmother who abused her in every way possible for twelve years. She was finally rescued and brought to us through the children’s office. We love having Claire and her joyful spirit. Her smile lights up and room and she tells us that for the first time since she can remember that she is finally home.
Mike was found wandering around by himself at night and brought to us the next day. After talking to him, we were able to trace his father by going to a school where he had once attended. His father came, but begged us to stay with Mike who has a tendency of running away and getting lost frequently. We saw the desperation of his father, who loves his son, but felt he was running out of options. Our compound is completely fenced with a guard at the gate so Mike, and our other students with a tendency to escape, are protected. Mike is thriving and is the first to volunteer to help around the house. He also loves to sing.

Faith was also found wandering around at night unattended. She reported to us that she was from an area about two hours away, but we have not been successful in tracing her family. Faith suffers from epilepsy, but we have been able to get her the medication she needs to keep them under control. Faith loves participating in our vocational training program and enjoys bead making the most. She also loves to chat with anyone who will listen and always has a big smile on her face.
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