Isaac Omongo teaches at the Kakamega School for the Deaf. Harambee has recently awarded a scholarship to one of his students who, at age 21, graduated from primary school in December 2012. Isaac is delighted with our choice, thinks we picked the right student, is sure she will do well in high school, will not disappoint. She is older but kids who can’t hear or are blind or otherwise different are often shelved at home, put on the back burner until discovered and sent to school, should they be so fortunate. Even if the walls of the classrooms are barren, the kids, no longer isolated, learn to sign in English and therefore talk, laugh, learn and play with others. And they are blessed with a teacher such as Isaac; he is kind. He got to university in part because of his soccer skills and went to Nairobi for a further two years special education. He learned sign language and returned to his home town to teach at this school. It is a boarding school and he must spend some of his weekends in school caring for the 55 students. Neither his school nor his salary permitted the purchase of an extra hand ball so you can see the value of the donor dollar, and, because of it, this Saturday afternoon you see the hand ball game he refereed between the girls and the boys even though the two teams are actually mixed.