KIPPRA team led by Chairperson, KIPPRA Board of Directors Dr Benson Ateng’ visited Kipsaina Primary School in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The visit which is part of the institute’s corporate social responsibility involved sensitization of students on national values and government programmes to empower persons with disabilities as Kipsaina Primary School has a number of students who are differently abled.
The exercise saw the institute distribute NCPWD cards to PWD learners at the school and donated several items ranging from food stuff to electronics and clothes. Speaking at the event KIPPRA Board Chair Dr Benson Ateng’ stated that the institute previously visited the school in 2020 and realised that learners with disability had not been registered by National Council for Persons with Disabilities and took an initiative to ensure these learners are registered by NCPWD.
The Institute has been conducting various CSR activities over the years geared towards PWDs. For instance, KIPPRA through the CSR Committee celebrated the International Day for the Sign Language by visiting the Machakos School for Deaf, KIPPRA staff also participated in the Standard Chartered National Marathon which focused on tackling inequality and increasing economic inclusion for the younger generation including PWDs. The institute also sponsored the UHAI Festival event which saw participation of 300 PWDs from all over the country.