Niko Fiti goes to Nyamira and Homa Bay

Niko Fiti — Ability beyond Disability, Kenya Re’s CSR flagship program was in Nyanza region in partnership with the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) and the Standard Group to distribute mobility and assistive devices comprising of wheelchairs, tricycles, crutches, walking frames, white canes, special seats, yaya seats, polio boots, slates and stylus among others. Since its inception in 2011, the CSR program has benefitted more than 4000 persons living with disability in the country. 

Speaking at the flag off event, Kenya Re Managing Director Mr. Jadiah Mwarania said that stigmatization still exists in our country due to lack of education on disability and the needs of PWDs. He added “This year, Niko Fiti plans to continue lifting the stigma towards persons living with disability countrywide through a caravan that will create awareness and sensitization in the various regions. “This year, the Corporation has organized a 3 phased campaign to reach 1300 persons with disability. The regions will kick off from Kisii region where the distribution will cover Nyamira and Homabay County, Embu Region covering Embu/Kerugoya/Meru/Isiolo and Tans Nzoia region which will cover Entebes, Kiminini, Bungoma, Kwanza and Kapenguria,” he added.

 

The campaign had a caravan that traversed the Kisii Region making stops in Nyamira and Kisii counties on 27th September 2017.  The campaign made a stop in Homa Bay county on 28th September where hundreds of beneficiaries and their handlers were sensitized on de-stigmatization. A total of 428 devices were distributed among the two counties.

 

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