Safaricom Foundation has partnered with CBM Kenya to launch the third phase of the ‘Wezesha Elimu’ porgramme. CBM is an international disability inclusive development organization.
CBM Kenya in collaboration with Safaricom Foundation, works to provide educational opportunities for children with disabilities and improve their lives through various interventions, including surgical interventions.
Safaricom Foundation has committed KES 15 million for the third phase of the project which targets over 20,000 people countrywide including children with disabilities and the general public who will be educated on disability rights awareness and inclusive education.
In the first and second phases of the programme, Safaricom Foundation invested over KES 25 million which saw 420 surgeries performed, 535 children with disabilities placed in schools and 384 Mobility assistive devices issued. 347 children also underwent rehabilitation with 879 referred for specialized treatment.
Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation, had this to say, We launched the first phase of the programme in 2016 with the main objective of securing education for children with disabilities in Kenya through surgical interventions and rehabilitation. Since then we have reached over 15,000 children and trained 28 community health workers and this has been made possible through countrywide mobile clinics in some of the most marginalized counties in Kenya.”