KIPPRA staff marked the International Day of Sign Languages physically and virtually on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. The event was graced by the Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi and a host of KIPPRA staff. Staff, who had acquired basic knowledge during a recent training facilitated by the Institute, showcased their skills and even sang the National Anthem in sign language.
The International Day of Sign Languages creates awareness on the need to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users.
In her remarks during the event, Dr Ngugi noted that in fulfilling its mandate, the Institute continues to embrace the national values and principles of governance, including inclusivity and equality. The Executive Director added that the recent KIPPRA conference made several resolutions which she hopes will be implemented to promote inclusion of PWDs in development.
The event culminated in a short sign language learning session where the staff learnt the alphabet and a few common expressions.