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The Kenya Society for the Blind

Our Mandate

The Kenya Society for the Blind (KSB) is a charitable organization established in 1956 by an Act of Parliament to “promote the welfare, education, training and employment of the blind and to assist in the prevention and alleviation of blindness; assist the government, societies, any institution, organizations or society or person in all matters related to blind; help in awakening public interest in the welfare of the blind and in all matters relating to blindness and to advise on all things necessary or required in any matter to or connected with the blind”

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and other development partners, KSB is the implementing body of the Kenya Integrated Education Programme (KIEP). KIEP is being implemented in 22 counties covering 90 districts in 541 schools with a caseload of 2,500 children with visual impairment (CWVI). KIEP has been sponsoring learners with visual impairment, facilitating them with assistive devices (white canes, scientific Calculators, Braille Machines, Pep kits, Braille papers), Support training of teachers in Braille and facilitating coordination work in all the 22 counties.

The KSB Mandate

More than 62 Years
of service

331,593
Totally Blind
153,781
Male
177,812
Female
38,412,088
Total population

Source: Census Report 2009- P37. Disability

Featured Events

Annual General Meeting 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • 10:00 am
  • Kenya Society for the Blind grounds, Barclay House off Langata Road.
Mt. Longonot Charity Climb
  • September 22, 2018
  • 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Mt Longonot, meet up at Kencom
Ngong Hills Climb 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Ngong Hills, meet up at Kencom

The Kenya Society for the Blind is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donor and individuals like you to support our programs and services. Your donations help us to provide persons with vision impairment with the skills and strategies they need to remain safe, independent and active at every stage of life.

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