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Improve lives of People Living with Disability, First Lady Appeals
Migori, Tuesday April 17, 2018
Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta has called of registration more People Living with Disability (PLWD) in communities so that they can access benefits from the government and other key well wishers.
The First Lady noted that thousands of PLWD are suffering within homes because nobody has come forward to report their existence and status.
Mrs. Kenyatta who was speaking during the distribution of mobility carts to more than a hundred recipients at Kenya Relief Organisation in Migori County maintained that communities have not fully empowered PLWD so that their potential is realized.
She challenged the society to be concerned about intolerance and discrimination against PLWD.
Kenyatta added that parents and guardians of PLWD should work towards providing education for them; a situation described as important for their service to the society.
She revealed her commitment to change the lives of PLWD, including children, in the next five years.
The First Lady noted that policy formulation and legislation will not only transform the lives of the disabled in communities but also individuals must also change their attitudes towards PLWD.
She thanked Kenya Relief Organisation for championing change of lives among the disables, poor and other vulnerable groups within Migori County.
Addressing the same function, Director National Council for Persons Living With Disability Mohamed Gabo said national government has impacted lives of more than 0.5 million registered persons through People Living Disability Cash Transfers.
He said more efforts are needed to change lives of more than 6 million Kenyans living with disability.
Gabbo however revealed that National Government is ready to support construction of Physiotherapy Centre in Migori if the County Government and other well wishers agree to give their support.
Migori Governor Zachary Obado who was present at the same meeting thanked the first Lady for her commitment to change lives of Kenyans through ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ and now PLWD.
Kenya Relief Organisation founder Steve James also thanked Mrs. Kenyatta and Migori County for accepting and supporting the organisation.
The organisation is supported from United States of America where Steve James comes from, targeting orphans, PLWD and provision of health care services.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta when she presented morbility carts to the needy in Migori. She noted that thousands of PLWD are suffering within homes because nobody has come forward to report their existence and status. ... See MoreSee Less
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A big thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Kilifi for funding and planting 78 trees at Mnarani Primary. Some fruit trees in the garden and shade trees around the school. They were assisted by some members of a local football team, Blue-Blue, and of course the children and teachers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Parents from the Matsangoni area have contacted the school to ask if there could be a Boarding Unit for Special Needs children. These parents find it impossible to bring their children to school on a daily basis. This could be because of the cost for transport or the time taken to bring these disabled children to school. Matsangoni covers a very large area.
The School is supportive of this idea. The school does have spare accomadation to house both boys and girls. Contact has been made with the local government department who needs to issue permission for this to happen and that is expected in May.
So how will it work? The parents will pay for the cost of the children staying over night. This will have to cover morning and evening meals and the cost of supervising the children. Their safety is paramount. What will be required is the infrastuctue to enable this to happen. Firstly we will have to provide in the first instance matteresses to go on the floor. Ideally we would love to have beds but depending on funds that may have to wait a while.
We are looking, at the beginning, to provide space for 25 children.
So here comes the bad bit. We will need Ksh100,000 (£700) to start with. We of course do not have that amount of money currently available. Having completed the water and toilet projects we are short of funds.
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