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Mapalo 19 y/o

5
Birthday: 03.01.2005
With Kasisi since: 11.01.2005

She came to Kasisi as an infant with paralysis on the right side of her body and a deformed jaw that prevented her from closing her mouth. These were difficult beginnings, full of challenges and uncertainties. However, through immense effort, Mapalo overcame many obstacles. Long-term physiotherapy brought results – much of her symptoms have been alleviated, and she has started to walk. Despite being unable to speak, she was not discouraged. Instead, Mapalo learned sign language, allowing her to communicate in a way that was natural for her. She is a true magnet for the other children at Kasisi – her joy is contagious. She feels great in the group of other children, integrates well, and always has a smile on her face.

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How am I doing?

JUNE 2024
Mapalo has returned to her family home, and we continue to support her through the tough times by providing the meds necessary for her health. However, there is a possibility that she might soon return to live at Kasisi again.
JULY 2023
Mapalo's eyes say it all. When you look into them, there is no doubt that you are dealing with an intelligent woman. She doesn't speak, but she understands everything. When she comes home from school, she greets everyone with joy, as if every encounter with another human being is her greatest gift. The girl's grandmother is interested in her. She would very much like to take her on a long holiday with her. We hope that nothing will stand in the way of this meeting.
MARCH 2023

She is in the sixth grade. When she returns from school, she gets involved in housework. He likes sweeping the yard the most. A seemingly trivial activity, but Mapalo finds it very relaxing.

JULY 2022

She is at a boarding school. Despite the paralysis of the right side of her body, when she is in Kasisi, she is happy to help the aunties with cleaning: she likes to clean and sweep.

JUNE 2021
During the week the girl is in a boarding school, on weekends she comes to Kasisi. She has recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness and is in a class with special needs children.
JULY 2020
Everything is going well for her.
JANUARY 2017
Mapalo has started a new school for children with special needs in Lusaka. This one seems much better than the school she previously attended. Plus, it is closer to Kasisi, so she will be able to spend her weekends here.
JUNE 2016
She goes to a school for children with special needs near Livingston and spends her holidays at Kasisi. She's in the fourth grade and doing very well in school. Her friendly and helpful attitude have earned her a lot of compliments!
JUNE 2015
Mapalo has made great progress. Volunteer Elena makes sure she stays active by doing various exercises with her. She's also found a solution that will allow her to communicate in the future - an iPad with special software that will allow her to point to pictograms in order to create sentences and communicate with her surroundings.
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