We were delighted to attend Mansfield Rotary Club’s annual Courage Awards earlier in March to see Marwa Alshaieb who attends Reach Mansfield receive her courage award presented by John Bilzon, Mansfield Rotary Club President. Marwa was nominated for “exemplifying moral and spiritual courage in the face of personal adversity and difficulty.
Marwa Alshaieb joined Reach Mansfield in May 2018 after coming from Syria in 2016 with her mother, Hafsah, and her sister, leaving friends and family behind. She has cerebral palsy and also finds it difficult to communicate using words. However, she has not let her disability hold her back and has made lots of friends at Reach. Maria, Centre Manager at Reach Mansfield says “we hardly ever see Marwa without a smile.” The 28-year-old enjoys dancing in the performing arts session, cooking and making some terrific crafts. In the future, she hopes that she will continue to attend Reach.
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