Guided by our commitment to advance economic empowerment and social inclusion for persons with disabilities, we are thrilled to share that Light for the World-Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities in a move aimed at strengthening collaborations on areas of economic empowerment for persons with disabilities in their diversities.
The partnership will see Light for the World-Kenya and the Council co-create innovative interventions that builds the agency and voices of persons with disabilities, enhance their employability skills and attributes as well as engage in livelihood activities to generate income for them and their families.
Speaking during the signing of the MOU, Dr Harun, reiterated the National Council of Persons with Disabilities’ commitment to promote the rights of persons with disabilities as well as address the emerging challenges that underpins the growth and participation of persons with disabilities in development.
“At the National Council of Persons with Disabilities we continue to forge partnerships with organizations and other actors to enhance economic empowerment and social safety nets for persons with disabilities,” said Dr Harun, adding that,” through this partnership, Light for the World and the Council, we will be able to deliver progress for persons with disabilities and their communities.”
In the past, Light for the World and the Council partnered in interventions targeting to increase the employability skills among students with disabilities in Universities and TIVETs as well as the redesign of the registration tool and the new card for persons with disabilities.
“We are delighted to forge this new journey with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities as we continue to drive the disability inclusion agenda and roll –out innovative actions and solutions to address the barriers and challenges that persons with disabilities continue to build sustainable livelihoods and realize their potential,” said Stephene Njenga, the Country Director, Light for the World Kenya.
Through the InBusiness Initiative, Light for the World Kenya works with partners to enhance the capacity of businesses, public institutions and communities on disability inclusion to create supportive and accommodative environments for persons with disabilities to go to school, gain skills and thrive in workspaces.