NFDK RECEIVES 140 TABLETS FROM HUAWEI TO EMPOWER THE DISABLED THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

PRESS RELEASE 

29.10.2019

The National fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) today received one hundred and forty tablets from Huawei. The handing over took place today at the NFDK Head Office with the tablets being valued at Kshs. 2,192,400.

The Chairperson of the Board, Mrs. Kristina Kenyatta Pratt expressed her gratitude towards the donation and stated that the primary use for the tablets would be to give to learners with disabilities. She extended an invitation to Huawei for continued partnership towards empowering persons with disabilities.

Speaking during the ceremony, Huawei Kenya’s Deputy CEO for Public Affairs, Adam Lane said that working with NFDK would be the perfect partner as Huawei seeks to build on its 20+ years of operations and community programs in Kenya and explore ways to use technology to improve the lives of for persons with disabilities. This year Huawei launched its TECH4ALL initiative and is committed to helping 500 million people globally benefit from digital technology in the next five years.

With Huawei being a leading digital solutions provider globally and technology partner to Kenyan businesses and government agencies, this partnership will work to address forms of exclusion and marginalization of persons with disability, creating opportunities to learn and work. Huawei is also conducting skills training programs with its local partners and will work together with the NFDK to ensure proper utilization of the tablets to suit different users with disabilities.

Notes to the Editor

About the Fund

National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya is an endowment fund established under the Trustees Act Cap 164 of the Laws of Kenya. The mandate of the Fund is to enhance social and economic empowerment of persons with disability in Kenya.

Programmes run by the Fund

  1. To Individuals

Provision of mobility aids, rehabilitative equipment and vocational tools of trade.

  1. To Institutions

Provision of financial grants of up to Kshs. 300,000 towards infrastructural development or income generating activities.

  1. Flagship Projects

Institutions of and for persons with disability are provided with financial grants of up to Kshs. 2.5 million for flagship projects.

  1. Lobbying and Advocacy

The Fund engages various stakeholders in raising awareness on matters disability and carries out advocacy initiatives in a bid to bring changes in legislation, policy-making and shaping public perception.

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85TH MARK! JOY AS NFDK FLAGSHIP PROJECTS HANDED OVER…

PRESS RELEASE

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:

  SCHOOL PROJECT COUNTY COMMISSIONING DATE
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  

Dormitory

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  

Dormitory

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.

For more information on this, please contact Mr. Alex M. Kaguti through 020 2251791/ 2133 652, 0722-200783/ 0735-769852 or email us at info@nfdk.or.kewww.nfdk.or.ke

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NFDK signs contracts with special schools

14th May 2019

For immediate release

NFDK GRANTS TOWARDS FACILITIES IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS

The National Fund for the Disabled has today issued Kshs. 40,000,000.00 to various special schools across the country in a function held at New Rehema House, Westlands, Nairobi. The grants will go towards flagship projects undertaken by the Fund for infrastructural development in the institutions of learning which take care of children with disabilities. The funds were disbursed during a contract signing event earlier today, where 16 schools represented by their head teachers entered into formal contracts with NFDK. A total of 24 institutions have been earmarked for funding this financial year, Kshs. 60,000,000.00 will thus have been used on flagship projects.

 

Since 2009/2010 financial year, NFDK has sponsored 2 or 3 projects per county with each getting Kshs. 2.5million. The programme has been made possible through the assistance from the National Government which supplements NFDK’s rental income. So far a total of 97 projects have been successfully undertaken with 72 having been completed and commissioned. 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 and retention of learners with disabilities.

 

Speaking during the function, the Chairperson of the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya Mrs. Kristina Wambui Kenyatta-Pratt, urged the institutions to adhere to the set timelines as well as being good stewards of the resources allocated to them and work in cohesion to ensure proper utilization of resources. “I look forwards to timely completion of these projects so that our children with disabilities can use them as they pursue their right to education” she said. The successful institutions will receive the grant in 3(three) tranches to ensure proper standards are kept in the course of construction. Some of the facilities the undertaken by the Fund include dormitories, ablution blocks, classrooms and vocational training centres among others

 

“Whatever we are doing here today, is within our strategic objectives specifically relating to service delivery and advocacy. We are aiming to have four projects per county, fully accessible and impacting the lives of children with disabilities by the year 2020,” said Mrs. Pratt.

 

For more information on this, please contact Mr. Alex M. Kaguti through 020 2251791/ 2133 652, 0722-200783/ 0735-769852 or email us at info@nfdk.or.ke, www.nfdk.or.ke

Cerebral Palsy Annual Walk

CPSK ANNUAL WALK

Cerebral Palsy is a condition caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain before, during or after birth. It affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. This condition ranges from mild to severe. Cerebral Palsy can impair communication, hearing, mobility and posture.

In an effort to advocate for inclusion of persons with CP, the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya partners with Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya to raise awareness and funds towards programs that will benefit persons with CP. We raise awareness in the month of March and participate in the Walk which happens in the month of June every year. This year the fundraising walk is on 29th of June 2019 and will be flagged off at the Nyayo National Stadium at 8:00am.

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