Over 200 students with disabilities from 15 schools across the Central region of Kenya gathered at the Rev. Muhoro Secondary School for the Deaf for a historic event – the inaugural Tunza Career Guidance and Mentorship session. This landmark initiative, spearheaded by the Council for Persons with Disabilities (PWD), marks the first of many sessions planned to equip students nationwide with the tools and guidance they need to navigate the path towards successful careers.
Building a Brighter Future:
The event was graced by the presence of Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection, Hon. Florence Bore, who served as the Chief Guest. Addressing the eager crowd, CS Bore emphasized the nation’s responsibility to prioritize all children, including those with disabilities, ensuring they receive the attention and support necessary to fulfill their potential as future leaders.
This sentiment resonates deeply with the core purpose of the Tunza Career Guidance and Mentorship Programme, launched by CS Bore last year. The program aims to equip students with essential skills to foster personal growth and facilitate a smooth transition into their chosen professions.
Commitment to Inclusion:
Executive Director of the Council for Persons with Disabilities, Harun Hassan EBS, reiterated the Council’s unwavering commitment to extending similar mentorship opportunities to students in other regions throughout Kenya. He further highlighted the ongoing efforts towards digitization, aimed at streamlining the provision of educational support services for students with disabilities.
The event served as a platform for renowned speakers to inspire the young participants. They encouraged them to “Dream Big” and embrace the power of their dreams, reminding them that with dedication and hard work, they can achieve anything they set their minds to. The future, they declared, belongs to those who believe in the magic of their aspirations.
Collaboration for Success:
The success of this impactful initiative wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable support of several organizations. Kenya Pipeline Company, Wakulima Sacco, and Wakulima Dairy Limited played crucial roles in making the event a reality.
A Showcase of Dedication:
The event also saw the attendance of distinguished guests, including representatives from the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), Nyeri County Deputy Governor His Excellency Kinaniri Waroe, local elected officials, and representatives from key partner organizations.
The inaugural Tunza Career Guidance and Mentorship session marks a significant step towards building a more inclusive and empowering future for students with disabilities in Kenya. By providing them with the necessary tools and guidance, we pave the way for them to contribute meaningfully to society and fulfill their dreams.
This article highlights several key points:
The Tunza program’s initiative to equip students with disabilities for successful careers.
The commitment to extending similar opportunities across Kenya.
The importance of dreaming big and working hard.
The collaborative efforts of various organizations behind the event.
The presence of high-profile attendees.