The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is a State Corporation established under the Persons with Disabilities Act No. 14 of 2003 to champion for the rights of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya. Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, the Council is mandated to provide or contribute to the accessibility of services to persons with disabilities.
As a way of enhancing access to services provided by various government Ministries, Departments, Counties and Agencies (MDCAs) to the public, NCPWD established the Kenyan Sign Language Programme in May 2012. Since then the Council has managed to organise the training of various workers who include front office/customer care staff, nurses, police officers and social workers among others. This is a full time three months training course with practicum.
In the 2018/2019 financial year’s performance contract, MDCAs are required to have at least a sign language interpreter within the organisation.
The Council in partnership with Kenya Institute of Special Education KISE is facilitating The Kenyan Sign Language Training in the following centres;
In this regard, the Council is seeking to recruit trainees from workers in critical service sectors mentioned in paragraph two above to be trained in Kenyan Sign Language. Please note that the council has committed to support at least 300 trainees during this financial year for tuition fees.
NGOs and private companies are also encouraged to support their staff to acquire these important skills.
Those interested can visit our council website www.ncpwd.go.ke to apply for this training, Applicants will be selected for support by NCPWD in the month of November 2018. Employers are required to meet their employees’ upkeep during the training period.
Further information regarding this advert may be acquired from:
The Executive Director
National Council for Persons with Disabilities
P O BOX 66577-00800
The deadline for responding to this call is 15th October, 2018