On 14th February,KIPPRA Board members ,Executive Director and KIPPRA National Values Committee visited St.Francis School for the visiaully impaired in West Pokot-Kapenguria. We were able to have a comprehensive day where KIPPRA met the board members for both primary and highschool and the headteacher and principal for both schools were able to air out challenges faced at the school and share accomplishments by the students,on the day we were able to meet one of the students who KIPPRA sponsored for his trip to Morroco to attend a marathon which he had qualified for.
The Students were able to perform outstanding performances which show cased their talent and proved Disability is not Inability,with that KIPPRA Board Chair Dr.Linda Musumba encouraged the students by citing various successful people who had disabilities but were able to rise above it all and achieve their dreams and aspirations and become successful and impactful people in the society.
.The Committee had also arranged a very speacial segement on national values and with that they were able present to the school and students a National Value and Principal of Governavce Braille Booklet which the students were sensitized on by Mr.Nyongesa and they were able to have an interactive session .It being a very special day and also Valentines Day we were able to present the school with some gifts to assist at the school and to ensure the students were able to continue with their education and excel at it.
A student reading the National Value Braille booklet
At the End of our visit as a tradition in St.Francis School for the visually Impaired KIPPRA Board Members and Executive Director planted trees at the school's compound to commerate the day.
Executive Director Dr.Rose Ngugi