Why disability-inclusive, accessible society can be beneficial to everyone

John Chanzo

John Chanzo, of Kigurienya Village in Sabatia, Vihiga County, who has a disability, makes sculptures last year using locally sourced  materials.

Photo credit: Isaac Wale | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Part of the focus of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a review of the status of the country’s progress on the rights of PWDs. 
  • The Ministry of Health has also developed a guideline and manual on the identification and referral of children with disabilities and special needs.

Some 15 per cent of the global population — and two per cent, or 900,000 people, in Kenya — are living with some form of disability. Their meaningful participation in all aspects of society is central to the idea of equality in all its forms.

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