Her Excellency the First Lady (Amb.) Ann Kimemia leads People With Disabilities from Nyandarua requiring calipers and limb prosthetics during an assessment at JAIPUR Foot Trust in Nairobi.
The Jaipur Foot Project was set up by the Rotary Club of Nairobi South in 1990.
The First Lady was later taken on tour of the facility, which houses the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya for an overview of therapy services, fabrication and assembly of assistive devices.
She later interacted with National Council for Persons with Disabilities Executive Director, Mr. Harun Hassan and his board, to follow up on commitments he made to Nyandarua three days ago, including mobilization of PWDs for registration; education bursaries and scholarships; assistive devices; advocacy and awareness programmes; economic empowerment; and tools of trade.
The Council is also to provide tricycles for each of Nyandarua’s 25 wards ahead of the County’s inaugural Paralympics; opportunities for County Government officers to learn Kenya Sign language; mainstreaming sensitization and partnership in a baseline survey to establish the status of PWDs.
The First Lady, who is the matron of PLWDs in Nyandarua, has been a champion for a wide range of causes, including healthcare for the aged, women, orphans and other vulnerable children.
Representing County Executive Committee Member for Youth, Sports, Gender and Social Services Hon. Ann-Mary Gathigia was Director for Social Services Mr. Samson Njiiri, PWDs Nyandarua leader Mr. Godwin Mugo and overall head Ms. Winnie Mbugua, alongside Hon. Mwangi Kagwe from the Office of the Governor.