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2015 Program summary

Program Summaries for 2015

  • Education Services:

    1. Case load management guidelines were prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Education were shared with the EARCs in the 47 counties for implementation.
    2. KSB supported the following counties with learning equipments and materials Turkana, Bomet, Nakuru, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Coast, Baringo, Nairobi, Kisii, Meru, and Tranzoia. We had projected to serve 10 counties. Other institutions include Asumbi TTC, Turkana Integrated primary, St. Oda Secondary, Tranzoia Integrated Program, Asian Community, NCPWDs, Universities: Kisii, Chuka, University of Nairobi –Kikuyu campus, Taita Taveta, Egerton.
    3. KSB was instrumental in drafting of a memorandum that was released to KNEC on issues of coding of candidates with Low vision and Total Blindness, Extra time, Brailed Mathematical Tables, grading and classification of candidates with visual impairment
    4. Posting of Teachers in integrated schools – KSB, KISE, Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards and Directorate of Secondary and Tertiary had a meeting with TSC officials to discuss Staffing needs with TSC and the need to post more teachers to integrated schools
    5. KSB with other stakeholders in the sector is spearheading formation of the Braille Authority of Kenya
  • Rehabilitation:

    1. KSB continued to empower Learners with visual impairment on Adaptive Computer Training at the Centre of Adaptive Technology (CAT)
    2. KSB continued to support corporates with transcribed materials
    3. Assistive devices worthy about KES 6,000,000 were shared
  • Public Relations and Resource Mobilization:

    1. In 2015, the following schools and colleges participated in Mt. Longonot climb: Kilimani Pri-Sch, Aquinas Sec Sch (integrated), Muthaiga Primary (integrated) Korara Integrated, Kenya Institute for Special Education (KISE), Daystar University, Zetech University, Egerton University. Corporates involved included: Faulu, KISE, Heritage, Gulf Bank, coca Cola and IRA. The Chairman of KSB Mr. Sitati also graced this event
    2. KSB with other partners and stakeholders including Portland cement, SOPVID, CBM, NCPWDS, Thika School for the blind, Standard Media Group commemorated the international white cane day through a Blind Walk activity. The Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court Dr. Willy Mutunga flagged off the event and participated in the walk
    3. KSB Grants and receivable either in Kind and/or in cash for programme work came from:Liliane Fond, • Kenya Charity Sweepstake, • Operation Eye Sight • Fred Hollows, • Kenya Depository Insurance Foundation, • Tamarind Group of Hotels & Mia Dunford friends • Limuru Country Club • Mater Hospital • Tigoni Sub-County Hospital • The Limuru Constituency • Kamame FM and its audience • Standard Media Group • I&M & Pharmaceutical Companies • Medisel K Ltd • Globe Pharmacy • Laborex Kenya • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Kenya Limited • Itac Consultancy ltd • Gulf African Bank, • Prof. E. Muchunga (Carol M. Trust) • Mabati Rolling Mill • Habib Bank AG Zurich • Hilton Hotel • Utalii Hotel
  • Eye Care:

    1. KSB continued to produced assorted bottles of eye drops and supported over 60 static clinics and school based screening in Nairobi, Homabay, Ngong, Nyeri and Limuru
    2. The Eye drop production Unit was assessed by UNIDO and Pharmacy and poisons Board. KSB is currently working on the recommendations given

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