Deaf role models in Africa: Kenya chapter documentary

CBM together with its partners work with persons with disabilities to help them improve their quality of life by overcoming the barriers which cause exclusion and aims to promote inclusion through comprehensive healthcare, education and rehabilitation services available to the estimated one billion people in the world experiencing disability.

The Chairman of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Sankok, took the opportunity to echo some gains by the Government of Kenya in supporting access to education for children with disabilities. ‘’ About 40million shillings has been set aside for education assistance for all children with disabilities therefore parents have no excuse of not accessing these funds to empower their children,” he said.  
One of the highlights of the event was an inspirational song performed by Machakos Secondary School for the Deaf-the 1st deaf school in Kenya to use sign language in its teaching curriculum. Other schools represented at the launch included Kambui School for the Deaf, Kerugoya School for the Deaf, Ngala Secondary School for the Deaf and Rev. Muhoro Secondary school for the deaf. This was a chance for these students to interact with the unveiled role models and gain insights on how to truly meet their potential in various sectors.

Also speaking at the event was Prof Ndurumo, A deaf professor at the University of Nairobi who acknowledged the contribution different stakeholders have done to shape his life. ‘I want to thank Dr. Peter Mbaa and Prof Nguru for inspiring me to work hard and be who I am today. I am proud to be the 3rd PHD holder in Africa who is deaf. I also want to acknowledge CBM for the contribution they are making to special schools and the sponsorship they offer to deaf students. I hope the deaf students will be inspired and motivated by this documentary and policy makers challenged by this evidence based policy.’’ He said.The sponsors of the documentary were praised for the good work and the great step towards eliminating barriers. It is a celebration of reinforcing a ‘Yes we can’ voice.

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