From 17th December 2014, NOUSPR have been looking after a young woman with mental illness who was picked on streets by the Kanombe sector police who called NOUSPR Director saying that because she is not violent we can keep her ‘’ else we keep her in cells’’ affirmed the A.I.P Vianny of Kanombe police Station. The Director sent NOUSPR patient expert by the name of Mukeshimana Vestine who brought her to NOUSPR. Kadette, as her physical appearance could tell had spent several days wondering by the road side or sleeping on verandas of different houses , she looked dirty, hungry with dry cough and looked totally confused. She could not answer simple questions like ‘’what is your name’’ where are you coming from ‘’who are your parents’’ etc. NOUSPR Office assigned the same Patient Expert to dedicated her time to her and make a close check on what her real problem was, a few minutes later ‘’ I suspected her to be autistic, pregnant and suffering from Malaria at the same time; she has a protruded stomach, fever, and pale white eyes as a result of lack of blood’’.
The PEs observations prompted NOUSPR to arrange for her medical examinations at the nearby clinic which indicated that Kadette is actually suffering from Malaria, STDs, ‘’ besides having a mental health condition, I think she had been raped for countless times. Walking her head down with such shyness might be the result of being abused for a long time. Take care of her and provide confidence that she is protected then you will know what to do after that ’’ Recommended by the Doctor.
At Vestine’s Home.
Vestine who is our Patent Expert took Kadette at her home in Mageragere where she spent two weeks including Christmas days with her, with her passion and love she started training her in self helps skills, encouraging her to talk, to pray, engage her in sports. She was able to extract the following information make her talk, laugh and do some work.
The true story from her real mother
She was born in 1992; having now 23 years old she got mental illness when she was in primary three, started by forgetting her belongings at school, whenever her mother could scold or beat her, she could learn away from home and sleep outside, It only took few month before she could disappear for several months from home, she came back in 2009,she was 17 years old, when she was eight months pregnant, She gave birth to baby boy, she drop the baby to her mother, in few months she became pregnant again,unfournately they could not know people doing that, she has got three children all of whom are at the SOS Orphanage. She is not aware of who are the fathers of her children but she loves them. She said ‘’Ndabakunda’’ Kinyarwanda word meaning ‘’I love them’’ when she heard PEs discussing among themselves that she might not be aware that she is a mother of the three Children.
KADETTE Chantal resides in Gahoromani, Gako Cell, Masaka sector; she is the daughter of Mr.Ndayihoranye and Mucyeshimana among the two Sisters and four brothers, she is the 2nd born and her father is late.
Kadette Finding her home and meeting Her Mother.
In search of her home, Vestine and other PEs discovered that Kadette’s Mother lives in Gahoromani and went down the village of Muyumbu where they found her Mother with her siblings, they told her that Kadette is alive and that she is doing well, at first she could not believe it, eventually after a long conversation with her she was convinced and agreed to come to NOUSPR office to meet her. It was a real moving experience to witness the enthusiasm and the intimate love between a mother and a child, they took hold of each other in a hug for a long time as tears were rolling down their chicks which raised the emotions of every one present and it was time for tears of joy to all!
Kadette is now settled at her mother’s home and as she is improving in her behaviors, she can now do the casual work like washing, laying the bed and some simple work given to her, she wants to follow her mother wherever she is going, the mother told us that there is a big change since she came, she used not to bath but she now does, she can also be involved in some activities at home. Her Mother said “there is a big improvement with her daughter and added that many thanks to NOUSPR for their kindness, all the support and efforts they have put in to find my daughter and for having put such a big change in my daughter’s life, may God bless u for the work your are doing”.