Uasin Gishu County to partner Dutch Organization to support visualy impaired Children.

The County Government of Uasin Gishu, under the Department of Social Protection, is seeking a partnership with a Dutch organisation (Het Lo Der Blinden) to support a program for visually impaired children (Blind and low vision) in the county.

Lot der Blinden is an organisation based in the Netherlands that runs programs related to visually impaired children.

Chief Officer for Social Protection Eunice Suter, welcomed the partnership saying the County is already in the process of constructing a special need assessment centre in Chebolol, Kesses-Sub County.

Upon completion, Suter said, the facility will be helpful to the people living with disability.

She further called upon the organisation to support it.

In addition, the CO reiterated her commitment to providing an overview of the department saying the vision of the Governor for focusing on the PWDs is on cause.

Director for Social Protection Peter Ruto noted that the partnership was timely.

“We are currently developing a policy for PWDs to mainstream the area. It will be a blueprint to guide the implementation and operations of the program for the PWDs as a tool for a resource mobilizer in the county.”

Deputy Directors Gender and Community Development Esther Serem, Wainaina Kimingi and Penina Katam were in attendance.

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