SUPPORTING THE BLIND

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BY MERCY JAOKO,

Safaricom Foundation in partnership with Kenya Union of the Blind supports those who were visually impaired in Siaya County with 100 white canes.

According to Charles juma who was the chair Kenya Union of the blind Nyanza region, a total of 20,000 of white canes were going to be distributed to all the 47 counties to support the blind citizens. Speaking in Siaya Disability office during the donation of the white canes, Mr Juma asked the beneficiaries to make good use of the device given to change their lives and therefore warned those who had plans of selling them out.

George Odhiambo  who was the Siaya County Coordinator  for National
Council for Persons with Disabilities who was in attendance noted that
the support was timely and will go a long way to support the PLWDs more
so the blind.

Citing that in their office, the resources are not enough to cater for
the needs of everyone and therefore they still plead for support from
like -minded partners. Meanwhile he supported Safaricom gesture.


As the county director for Youths, Gender and Social services Maida
Nyawade stated that they had set a side ksh. 8million to support the
PLWDs.
              

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