NFDK HANDS OVER VARIOUS PROJECTS TO INSTITUTIONS
The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya will hand over 13 new projects to various institutions of learning in the next 2 weeks. The flagship projects programme which started in 2009/2010 Financial Year has been a success with 113 projects being implemented so far and 85 of them completed. Funding under this programme goes towards infrastructural development in the institutions of learning which take care of children with disabilities.
The process commences with a call for proposals in the local dailies in the month of July. The applications received are subjected to vetting and assessment visits to determine the project’s viability. Successful institutions sign contracts with NFDK and funds are subsequently released to the institutions to commence the projects. The funds are normally released in 3 tranches following successful implementation of each phase. Upon completion, the project is handed over to the institution.
The thirteen projects which have been completed and will be commissioned in the next two weeks includes:
|1||Nile Road Special School||Dining Hall||Nairobi||Monday 15th July|
|2||Kahawa Garrison Special Unit||Resource rooms||Nairobi||Wednesday 17th July|
|3||Kaundu Special School||Dining Hall and Kitchen||Kitui||Friday 19th July|
|4||Athi Special School||Perimeter Wall and Fence||Meru||Monday 22nd July|
|5||D.E.B Karethani Special School||Dormitory||Tharaka Nithi||Tuesday 23rd July|
|6||Kitundu Special Unit||Vocational Training Workshop||Makueni||Wednesday 24th July|
|7||Don Orione Special School||Dining Hall||Murang’a||Thursday 25th July|
|8||Ngala School for the Deaf||Dormitory||Nakuru||Friday 26th July|
|9||Marigat Special School for Visually Impaired||
|Baringo||Monday 22nd July|
|10||Wamang’oli G.B.F Primary School Special Unit||Classroom Block||Bungoma||Tuesday 23rd July|
|11||Musitinyi Special School for Mentally Handicapped||Classroom Block||Vihiga||Wednesday 24th July|
|12||Maranda Special School for M.H||Vocational Training Workshop||Siaya||Thursday 25th July|
|13||Wire Special School for Mentally Handicapped||
|Homa Bay||Friday 26th July|
The flagship programme has been made possible through the assistance from the National Government which supplements NFDK’s rental income. The principal rationale is to construct accessible facilities which will enable learners with disabilities access their right to education. Such facilities would guarantee increased enrollment, retention and also enhance learning experiences to learners with disabilities.