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NIKO FITI PWDS EDUCATION INTEGRATION PROGRAM MOI GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL, ISINYA

The Niko Fiti journey started in 2011 after informed statistics developed by The National Disability Survey which found disability prevalence to be 4%. The most prevalent of disability being physical followed by visual impairment. Having earmarked disability as a national priority with low intervention structured Kenya Re developed Niko Fiti. A commitment to grow awareness around disabilities while championing PWDs inclusion and participation in national building activities. So far, this campaign has touched and changed the lives of over 4000 persons living with disability in different counties across Kenya, through the provision of assistive and mobility devices.

 

Niko Fiti in 2017 is focusing on the promotion of physical accessibility of persons with disabilities to educational and public places by investing in infrastructure uplift for PWDs accessibility.  Niko Fiti committee mooted that every year PWDs students are denied access to National Secondary Schools since the institutions are unable to provide safe, appropriate stay as well as management for the students after admission. Kenya Re engaged the Ministry of Education to identify the integrated schools within Nairobi and other counties. 

Moi Girls Secondary School, Isinya is one of the schools that were selected for the pilot project.  The school will benefit from the construction of a ramp to access school facilities, murram roads to ease access to various points and refurbishment of hostel washrooms. The groundbreaking ceremony for this project took place on the 12th of September 2017 at the school and was attended by all students of Moi Girls Secondary School, Isinya, teaching staff, and representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), and Standard group.

The entertainment by Martin Mburu and the school choir left the crowd in awe. The school choir presented a Niko Fiti themed song that resonated with the ongoing project. Kenya Re and partners aim to have been done with the face-lifting by end of the year so that more students living with Disability will stand a chance to be enrolled next year.

The Ministry of Education’s Inclusive Education program has been boosted by Kenya Re’s Niko Fiti PWDs Education Integration Program. The ministry is targeting a total of 80 schools across the country including Lenana School and Moi Girls Isinya. 

 

 

 

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