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Happy Friends of TMI Day 2021!!Friends of TMI Day is an annual obituary event for our beloved Gin Malsawm Tonsing, who passed away on this day in 2016. As Malsawm quietly been an influencer through his life, and someone who enjoys the company of others, on this day, we usually reach out to all our dear friends, well-wishers, ardent supporters and any interested individuals to join us, interact with staff and students over a cup of tea at MARC, Pearsonmun.We, however, deeply regret to inform everyone that we would not be able to hold the event as usual this year due to the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19.Dear friends,Taking this day as an opportunity, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to YOU – our dearest friends.Your commitment and continuous support in our journey has been greatly influential in accomplishing positive impact in the many lives we encountered. We are extremely blessed to have such good Friends along our journey. It is your continued support that sustains our mission and vision, motivating us to look forward, encouraging us to take one step at a time and strengthening us to stand against all odds in making all the differences we strive to.THANK YOU Friends of TMI, for being that someone we can always count on. ❤️Love,Team CCI ... See MoreSee Less
“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” ... See MoreSee Less
Inspiration of the day Anne Wafula Strike MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a Harlow-based British Paralympic wheelchair racer.Wafula Strike was born in Mihuu in Bungoma, Kenya, and contracted polio at the age of two, resulting in a later Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital diagnosis of below T7 paralysis. Arriving in the UK in April 2000, she was introduced to wheelchair racing in 2002 and in 2004 became the first Kenyan wheelchair racer to represent her country, competing in the T53 400m finals at the Paralympics in Athens. Following a successful application for British citizenship in 2006, she became a member of Team GB and, after reclassification, now competes in the T54 racing category as a British athlete.A past winner of the BBC's 'My Story' competition, her autobiography In my Dreams I Dance was published by HarperCollins in 2010.In 2013, Wafula Strike was featured in Paul Stenning's Success - By Those Who've Made It, alongside many celebrities and notable people. Hers was the last personal biography featured in the book, which Stenning explained was because her story was the most powerful and the greatest example of success She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to disability sport and charity In January 2017, while on a CrossCountry train, she was unable to reach a toilet on time due to sitting in a wheelchair. She lost control of her bladder and urinated into her clothing. In the aftermath, she criticized CrossCountry for failing to provide a working disabled accessible toilet on the train.Anne has one child - named Timothy - with her husband Norman In 2020 Wafula was named as a special envoy to the Commonwealth by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. ... See MoreSee Less
Inspiration of the day | Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, director, and activist, best known for playing the main character and title role in the film Superman (1978) and its three sequels.Reeve was born on September 25, 1952, in New York City, the son of Barbara Pitney Lamb, a journalist; and Franklin D'Olier Reeve (1928–2013), a teacher, novelist, poet, and scholar.On May 27, 1995, Reeve's, while riding his horse had an accident. Reeve fell forward off the horse, This accident made him paralyzed from the neck down,Disability activism:Reeve left the Kessler Rehabilitation Center feeling inspiration from the other patients he had met. In 1996, he also hosted the Paralympics in Atlanta and spoke at the Democratic National Convention. He traveled across the country to make speeches. For these efforts, he was placed on the cover of TIME on August 26, 1996. Reeve's first effort to change disability legislation was in supporting a 1997 bill that would raise the lifetime "cap" on insurance payments from the standard $1 million to $10 million per person. For catastrophically injured people with one insurance policy, the $1 million limit often lasts just a few years. The bill was narrowly defeated. In 1999, he supported the Work Incentives Improvement Act, which allows people to continue to receive disability benefits after they return to work. This bill passed.Reeve was elected Chairman of the American Paralysis Association and Vice Chairman of the National Organization on Disability. He co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center, which is now one of the leading spinal cord research centers in the world. In 1999, the American Paralysis Association and another foundation that Reeve had founded were merged into the Christopher Reeve Foundation, which aims to speed up research through funding and to use grants to improve the quality of the lives of people with disabilities. The Foundation to date has given more than $65 million to research and more than $8.5 million in quality-of-life grants. Of Christopher Reeve, "in the years following his injury, Christopher did more to promote research on spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders than any other person before or since".Reeve served as a board member for several organizations that aim to improve quality of life for people with disabilities. Sadly, Reeve left for his heavenly abode in October 10, 2004. He was a Hero in both Big Screen and in real life. ... See MoreSee Less
Centre for Community Initiative is at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre.
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We are very honoured and grateful to Women's Department, ECA Church, K. Salbung for visiting and spending time with our students | The Malsawm Initiative. And thanking you for your generous donation, the sum of Rs. 5000 and showering us with a snacks putting a big smile on our students. Thank you and God bless you all for your kindness🤍Among them are the mothers of our very own students Tyson Lungousang and Nehemiah Hemgousang. ... See MoreSee Less