At Serian there are about 45 people permanently employed, some of them went to school, some learned the job on the spot, others followed a training course… but one person sticks out.
We feel proud that we are able to create a job opportunity for handicapped people. Msungu started his job at Serian in 2006.
He is born mute, and due to his handicap he was not able to get proper education, but learnt several tasks while working at Serian and continues to do so.
And sure enough he has several tasks, from taking the rubbish out and cleaning, to looking after a little birds nest hidden away above the kitchen sink, clean veggies, help with salads and other cooking, to making our scrumptious fresh daily bread, scones and delicious muffins for tea time.
He is always eager to learn, help somebody or to make a joke with a colleague. When he smiles, his eyes light up the whole room. He loves a good laugh and when we sit in the office we can hear and recognize his laugh.
Because of limited communication skills, his job is back of the house in the kitchen; guests hardly ever get a chance to meet him.
So now, dear Msungu, you’re on our blog and everybody can see who you are and read in what a unique way you contribute in making sure every guest has an incredible safari experience.
Roisin and Kristel