The National Council for Persons with Disabilities, (NCPWD), is a State Corporation established by the Persons with Disabilities Act, No. 14 of 2003. The Council is charged with the mandate of promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disability.
Article 7(3)b of The Constitution of Kenya requires the state to promote the development and use of indigenous languages, Kenya Sign languages, braille and other communication formats and technologies accessible to persons with disabilities. Further, Section 33(2)(d) of The Persons with Disabilities Act No. 14 of 2003 requires the Council to provide or contribute to the cost of assistive Devices and services for persons with disabilities.
In respect of these provisions, the Council, in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Special Education KISE has initiated Kenya sign language training programme for public service employees to improve access to government services by deaf persons across the Country. This training will commence in January 2020 delivered in two modules covering tuition and practicum in an institution serving deaf persons. The expected date of completion is end of May 2020
The Council requests your County or Department to nominate suitably qualified frontline staff who are interested in joining the training. We recommend that the nominees be drawn from critical service sectors including health care, social services, among others. These may include nurses, clinical officers, health records officers, social workers, receptionists and other first point of contact staff.
The tuition fee for the entire programme is Kshs. 48,500 per learner. Kindly liaise with our nearest County Disability Office to secure sponsorship for the staff you will nominate. Those who will be sponsored, the Council will support the nominee with tuition fees only.
Further, we request your department to facilitate study leave (for the duration of the training) and any other applicable allowances to the nominees. This recruitment exercise is scheduled to close on 31st October 2019
The programmes training centres are;
The nominated officers are advised to apply online from the Council’s website www.ncpwd.go.ke indicating their preferred training centre.
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