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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 […]
Friday, March 10, 2023
Handing over of 8 Flagship Projects funded by the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya
The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) has handed over 8 new projects to institutions in Machakos, Kisumu, Bungoma, Taita Taveta and Busia Counties this week. This brings the number of all Flagship projects implemented by NFDK to 200. The Flagship projects handed over include classrooms, dormitories and a dining hall projects under NFDK’s Big Grants (Flagship projects) Programme which benefits up to 24 institutions for special needs learners annually. The Funding under this Programme started in FY 2009/2010 and goes towards infrastructural development in the institutions of learning which cater for learners with various disabilities.
The eight (8) projects handed over are:
|INSTITUTION||PROJECT||FUNDING BY NFDK AMOUNT IN (KSHS)||COUNTY||COMMISSIONING DATE|
|1||Kaloleni Primary School/ Small Home for the Physically Handicapped||Dormitory||2,466,120||Machakos||Monday,
6th March, 2023
|2||Kibos School for the Deaf||Dormitory||2,615,591||Kisumu||Tuesday,
7th March, 2023
|3||Namawanga Bahai Special Primary School||Classrooms||2,697,192||Bungoma||Wednesday,
8th March, 2023
|4||Maktau Primary School Special Unit||Dormitory||2,661,631||Taita Taveta|
|5||Kaptola F.Y.M Special School||Classrooms||2,700,000||Bungoma||Thursday,
9th March, 2023
|6||Voi Special Unit||Classrooms||2,699,343||Taita Taveta|
|7||Rugunga Special School for the Mentally Challenged||Dormitory||2,700,000||Busia||Friday,
10th March, 2023
|8||Mwanyambo Special School for the Deaf||Dining Hall||2,699,824||Taita Taveta|
This Programme has been made possible through assistance from the National Government which in addition to NFDK’s rental income enables the implementation of 24 Flagship projects annually and, countrywide. The principal rationale is to construct accessible facilities that enable learners with disabilities to realize their right to Education. Such facilities guarantee increased enrollment, retention and enhanced learning experiences for learners with disabilities.
The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) is an endowment Fund established under the Trustee (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap 164 of the laws of Kenya. It was established on 4th October 1980 during Kenya’s National Year for the Disabled to enhance the social and economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Kenya. The Fund is run by a Board of Trustees appointed by the sitting President. NFDK empower persons with disabilities through its Programmes:
- Assistance to Individuals – Annually, the Fund provides PWDs with various assistive devices and tools of trade to enable them to be independent and to start income generating activities with a key objective of empowering them to become self-reliant.
- Support to Institutions for PWDs with Small Grants to undertake activities to meet the needs of PWDs within the institutions for example construction of ramps, furnishing of classrooms or dormitories, fencing, income generating projects like chicken rearing, water harvesting among others.
- Grants for Infrastructure Development (referred to as Flagship Projects) which includes among others grants for construction of classrooms, dormitories, workshops for vocational training, dining halls, labs. The projects are spread out in all the 47 counties.
NFDK, together with other disability stakeholders, also carries out Advocacy and raising Awareness on disability matters. It advocates for changes in legislation and policy to shape public perception on disability.
For any inquiries, please contact the Ag. CEO Anthony K. Muli on +254(20)2231791 / 0722200783 / 0735769852 or visit www.nfdk.or.ke
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