Safaricom has launched nationwide initiative in order to help boost the registration of the blind and the low vision persons in Kenya by the Kenya Union of the blind (KUB).
To further enhance this, Safaricom will provide a donation of Ksh.5million inclusive of 400 mobility canes towards supporting the 1.5million visually impaired and blind Kenyans.
It will also work towards eliminating stigma and discrimination associated with blindness and visual impairment through awareness creation.
“Our goal is to ensure that all the blind and visually impaired individuals in this country have access to white canes that can then make them live and work independently thus foster their dignity and freedom. That is why we are calling upon them to register with the Kenya Union of the blind so that we can create a database and facilitate the provision of mobility canes for them”, said Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resource Officer at Safaricom.
To facilitate this the blind and Visually Impaired in Nairobi and its environs can visit Kenya Union of the Blind house in Embakasi or visit the KUB website- jisajili.or.ke and register. People in other counties can register with the regional offices of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya.