Sorrow turns to joy for Malika
No proper accommodation to write SEA
Sorrow has now turned into joy, for the family of Eldra Waterman, the mother of 13-year-old Malika Waterman, a child with cerebral palsy. In May the Express highlighted Waterman's story when her daughter did not receive the proper accommodation to sit the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination as a child with special needs.
Waterman and Malika, on a happier note, yesterday advised members of the public never to give up.
Malika was successful at the SEA examination, and will be attending the Pentecostal Light and Life Foundation High School at the start of the September term. Her mother said she did not want to look back but instead to celebrate her daughter's accomplishment.
"Don't let us remember that day, but God is good and everything works together for those who trust him," Waterman said.
Malika is currently attending the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) camp, at Black Rock. She is enjoying swimming with her friends and learning life saving techniques.
"I would like to tell others to work hard," Malika said.
Aquatic Director at YMCA Tobago Beverly Joseph, said over 133 children are enrolled at the July-August vacation camp. It is free for children between the ages of 7-17 years.