Persons Living with Disability (PWD) at Talek area in Narok West Sub-county have all the reasons to smile after the Rotary Club International donated mobility aid equipment worth Sh10 Million.
Rotary Club International Advisor Kelvin Pitts, said the equipment given include 32 wheel chairs, 42 pairs of clutches. 36 social workers and 9 special team workers to man equipment.
Pitts asked the people to use the devices wisely, saying the club will closely work with the persons living with disability with an aim of continuing giving them support.
Further, the club advisor called on the community to support persons living with disability, saying they also have special talents and when supported they too can grow the economy of the country.
“We will come back next year to monitor the progress so that we continue helping each other. We believe that together we will make a better society,” he said. The devices were donated at Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF) hospital located at Talek area yesterday.
Meitamei Dapash, an environmentalist and Maasai leader confirmed that persons living with disability in the area encounter many challenges, as they do not have equipment to help them live a normal life.
He lauded Rotary club for their help saying hundreds of persons living with disability in the area have a reason to smile as they will lead a comfortable normal life, calling on any person with mobility problems to come to pick the equipment.
Tokero Ole Lepore, an elderly man who lives with disability said the donation has motivated him to know that there are people who think positively about persons living with disability.
“The simple action you have shown to persons living with disability means a lot. The donation could look little but it has really impacted positively on our lives,” said Ole Lepore.
By Ann Salaton