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Launch of PWD Education Integration Programs

The first phase of the 2017 Niko Fiti campaign saw the launch of the Niko Fiti PWDs Education integration program in Lenana Boys and Moi Girls Isinya which are aimed at promoting inclusion and opportunity for students living with disability to join reputable secondary schools in 2018. The program involves modification of the school’s facilities to ensure access, mobility and integration of students with various disabilities in the institutions.

 

The Corporation engaged and partnered with the Ministry of Education to identify the schools to be integrated. “The integration process by the ministry of education will help create equal educational opportunities for all in this country thus empowering more people especially those living with disabilities to reach their dreams and strive to achieve more. The integration process develops an appreciation factor in that everyone has unique characteristics and abilities,” added the Chairman Mr. David Kemei.

 

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, Kenya Re MD, Mr. Jadiah Mwarania said that education is the key driver to success, “Niko Fiti, our flagship CSR has been focused on awareness and assistance to PWDs we feel that it is timely to focus our attention to Education. Once we address inclusion from an early age, it will scale to economic and social activities.” “We want to make the school environment conducive for all persons. PWDs in schools should feel the same as the other students. Therefore, it is our hope that together with our partners we will advance this further in the coming months.”

 

The Principal Secretary in Ministry of Education, Special Education Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang who officiated the event said that the initiative is expected to accommodate the physically disabled and make it easy for them to access the school facilities. “Through the strong support of the Ministry of Education by the integration program this initiative will also help the PWDs to be less dependent while moving from point A to B within the school” Dr. Kipsang said.

 

Lenana School will benefit from refurbishment of student’s cubicles and sanatorium, washroom facilities and construction of a rump at the school clinic. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on was held on 6th September 2017.  

 

While Moi Girls Secondary School, Isinya 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. 

 

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