The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) has commissioned a multi-million hall at Wamunyu Special School in Mwala sub-county of Machakos.
Speaking during the function on Thursday, the NFDK Board of Trustee member, Prof. Julia Ojiambo said the new administration block will enable their staff conduct office activities with ease.
Prof. Ojiambo noted that to this end, NFDK has done 119 infrastructure projects across the country since its inception by the late President Daniel Moi 40 years ago, each of them worth about Sh.2.5 million.
“Every year we normally fund around 200 projects each costing approximately Sh.300, 000 which helps to renovate buildings or even set up income generating activities like construction of kitchen houses for the physically challenged,” said Prof. Ojiambo
She lauded the Board’s Chairperson, Kristina Pratt for her enormous work in ensuring that the entity fulfils its mandate of putting a smile on the faces of the physically challenged by empowering them.
Prof. Ojiambo further thanked the community at large for creating a conducive teaching and habitable environment for the physically challenged.
At the same time, she condoled with the family of the late President Moi, saying the departed icon had the interests of the physically challenged very close to his heart.
On her part, Uasin Gishu Senator, Prof. Margaret Kamar who also sits in the same board, pointed out that the senate had instituted a bill touching on constitutional privileges of children and persons living with disabilities.
Others in attendance were the fund’s Chief Executive Officer, Alex Mutegi Kaguti, the Board of Trustees members (Rtd) Major Marsden Madoka, Ann Mugambi and the Mwala Deputy County Commissioner, Aphaxard Gitonga who chaired the meeting.
By Rachael Kilonzo