Butterfly Art Camp that was held at The Action Foundation Centre in Kibera between 13th and 24th August 2012 aimed at providing an opportunity for disabled children to develop their self esteem, social, motor and communication skills through art therapy and recreation. When we were planning for the art camp, we had no idea how it will turn out but hoped that we will at least be able to put smiles on the faces of the children who are usually ignored and shunned by society.
I am Patricia Muli, a 21year old student at Kenyatta University, in my fourth year pursuing a Degree in Bachelor of Education(Special Education) specializing in Autism and graduating in 2013.
Helping the needy has always been my passion as it comes from my heart and placing a smile on a child’s or person’s face has always made me happy. As I adapted a saying that says 'if who I am is what I have then I lose what I have, so then who am I? Lending a hand and placing people needs has always been my character and it defines me.
Financial literacy is knowledge and understanding of financial concepts and the skills, motivation and confidence to apply such knowledge and understanding in order to make effective decisions across a range of financial contexts, to improve the financial well-being of individuals and society and to enable participation in economic life (Hogarth, 2002).
In our personal lives, financial literacy helps us to create a contented life with an assurance of a secured future and freedom to spend money to make us happy. The importance of financial planning is reflected in all the areas of personal and business life, thus it must not be avoided. All individuals no matter their financial capacity must learn and study financial literacy and adapt it to improve their life. This is the direction that trainees at The Action Foundation, a local Non Governmental Organization in Kibera boldly took and this experience as they say will forever be etched in their memories.