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KIPPRA Participates in Uhai Festival to Support PWDs

Staff in the Gender and Disability as well as Corporate Social Responsibility committees represented KIPPRA at the Uhai Festival on 2nd and 3rd December 2022 at the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM).

PWDs play sitting volleyball.

The annual event was organized by Signs Media and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities with support from several partners, including KIPPRA. The festival brought together Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to engage in sporting activities such as wheelchair racing, amputee and short-stature football, sitting volleyball, gymnastics and ball games by the blind. Participants also got an opportunity to showcase their talents in music, dance, poetry and the spoken word.

Blind participants play ball games.

In support of the event, KIPPRA donated soft drinks and assorted snacks, which were distributed to the participants.

The second day of festival coincided with the International Day of Disabled Persons hence activities focused on highlighting the gains made in disability mainstreaming in Kenya and the challenges still facing PWDs.

A gymnast with disability showcases his talent.

This year’s event received support from the TUM management, including the Vice Chancellor Prof Laila Abubakar, who graced the event. Several leaders from the County Government of Mombasa were also present. Other organizations who supported included UNICEF and Red Cross.

An autistic boy recites a poem.

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