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.
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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
- To Individuals
Provision of mobility aids, rehabilitative equipment and vocational tools of trade.
- To Institutions
Provision of financial grants of up to Kshs. 300,000 towards infrastructural development or income generating activities.
- Flagship Projects
Institutions of and for persons with disability are provided with financial grants of up to Kshs. 2.5 million for flagship projects.
- 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.