One in every 21 Kenyans is disabled, survey reveals

What you need to know:

  • The study by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Jitolee, indicates that more than 16 per cent of children with disabilities are out school while 18.4 per cent of children and youth with disabilities were either total or partial orphans.
  • The study adds that from the 386 education institutions surveyed there was a total enrolment of 13,389 pupils with disabilities, with 1,135 teachers having special-needs training in at least one of the 15 categories of disabilities and special needs, more being female at 58 per cent than male at 42 per cent.

One in every 10 Kenyans below the age of 21 is disabled, a survey has revealed.


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