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Induction for the Senate Committees of the 13th Parliament

The Council participated in the Induction for the Senate Committees of the 13th Parliament, particularly to the committees on Labour and Social Welfare, and National Cohesion, Equal Opportunity and Regional integration. With several financing and legislative gaps hindering full realization of disability inclusion since the enactment of the first disability law in 2003, the Council …

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๐€๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ญ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ

The inability to have data that represents the true statistics of persons with disabilities poses a huge risk of stakeholders designing programmes and approaches that are not inclusive. In a world where numbers matter, little data on a population that is a minority group could be the ultimate assurance that they would remain marginalized for …

๐€๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ญ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ Read More »

Council Collaboration with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

The Council entered into an agreement with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to administer its educational support to students with disabilities studying in institutions of higher learning and training. Hence, all grants by NCPWD for TVET and University students will be disbursed through HELB under the new NCPWD Education Grant Scheme. The students will …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today the National Council for Persons with Disabilities in partnership with County government of Narok and other stakeholders Commemorated International Day of persons with disabilities in Narok County at Ole Ntimama Stadium. The observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Over …

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OFFICIAL DISPATCH OF NEW GENERATION OF DISABILITY CARDS

Cabinet Secretary โ€“ Labour and Social Protection Hon. Florence Bore officially launched the distribution of the first batch of about 4,000 new cards set to be delivered to persons with disabilities who have either been newly registered or migrated to the new registration system across the counties. In this continuous production process, another subsequent batch …

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Council Meeting with the new Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection

The Council held a meeting with the new Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection Hon. Florence Bore in her office. The team, led by Executive Director Harun Hassan, presented various issues that need the Cabinet Secretaryโ€™s immediate attention. These include: i. Enactment of the Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Bill 2021 that is currently at …

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Presentation of the donation from Helen Will Executors

COUNCIL RECIEVES A VEHICLE AND KSH. 1 MILLION FROM THE LATE HELEN MARY MARGARET MCGOWAN

Councilย  receieved a donation of Ksh. 1million and a vehicle from the late Helen Mary Margaret McGowan. The donation presented to the Council by her executrices will go a long way in supporting persons with disabilities.ย  The Late Helen was a person with disability who was involved in promoting disability inclusion. She worked for a …

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Council consultative meeting with the Kenya Disability Parliamentary Association (KEDIPA)

The Council held a consultative meeting with the Kenya Disability Parliamentary Association (KEDIPA) to identify various areas of collaboration. KEDIPA is a caucus of Parliamentarians โ€“ both Senate and National Assembly with disabilities, those with family members with disabilities as well as any other Parliamentarian interested to join. The caucus pushes for disability-related agenda in …

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PWDs ,Man,Has,A,Hope

New dawn as Persons with Disabilities also lead

Byย Harun M. Hassan In August 1921, a young American politician was struck by polio. At 39, his political ambitions seemed crushed. But 12 years later, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States.ย  The โ€˜Wheelchair Presidentโ€™, FDR led the most powerful nation through two grievous crises: The Great Depression …

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