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    • "empowering persons with special needs"
    • PROGRESS REPORT (2010 – MAY, 2012) By Ms. Juliet Mwaniki Programme Coordinator"empowering persons with special needs"
    • Special Needs Empowerment Programme (SNEP) To be a World Class organization in the Vision empowerment of persons with special needs To empower persons with special needsMission intellectually, economically and socially through facilitation of access to information and creation of equal opportunity Core Compassion, Integrity, Professional Services, Values Teamwork, Transparency, Accountability, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Love
    • OBJECTIVES To empower and To partner with other To introduce anadvocate for persons institutions e.g. Civil interest free revolvingwith special needs by society, Government, fund in order to promoting and United Nations among economically enhancing their other towards fulfilling its empower persons with information access. objectives. special needs. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Core Values• Compassion• Integrity• Professional Services• Teamwork• Transparency & Accountability• Efficiency & Effectiveness• Love "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Functions• Translation• Advocacy• Education• Economic Empowerment• Advisory• Partnership "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Foundational Basis• Persons with Disabilities Act, 2003• The Kenya Vision 2030• The Promulgated Constitution of Kenya• The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities• Africa Regional Conference on Millennium Development Goals and Disability• Millennium Development Goals• Disability Mainstreaming Performance Indicator in the Public Service "empowering persons with special needs"
    • What is the status of Youth in Kenya?• Kenyan population of 38.6 million as per the 2009 population census.• 75% are youth aged less than 30 years.• 10% are Persons with Disabilities as per WHO report.• 60% youth population under 30 years is unemployed.• Less than 25% youth enroll in secondary schools. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Challenges faced by Persons with Special NeedsPersons with special needs cuts across all categories of ages. The challenges faced are:• Discrimination in employment.• Health Inaccessibility.• Limited access to education.• Derogatory and demeaning myths.• Disturbing traditional beliefs.• Barriers in Communication.• Lack of Forums to have their voices heard.• Poverty. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • What do they turn to?• Suicide• Crime, Violence• Substance Abuse• Physical and sexual abuse• Sex trade• Begging "empowering persons with special needs"
    • A life Case of example – Izaak• Kandenge Izaak’s blindness was caused by robbery with violence.• Discriminated and was desperate.• Tried committing suicide 3 times.• SNEP found him with his sister who had to discontinue school to watch over him.• We counseled him and gave him hope to live.• Later we searched for placement and admission at Machakos Technical for the blind.• Now specializing in Leather Tanning and SNEP is paying his school fees.• He does not use a guide to and from Machakos.• His Vision is to have an Industry and employ other youth to help him. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in thePublic Service SNEP officials and some of the Participants in the Ministry of State forImmigration and Registration during the Disability mainstreaming Programme "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in thePublic Service Participants from the Ministry of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons learning Basic Kenyan Sign Language during a Disability Mainstreaming Programme. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the PublicService – Ministry of State forImmigration and Registration of persons A Visually Impaired Staff from the Ministry trying to learn a word in Sign language. He is assisted by one of the participants as the Trainer Mr. Boniface Akaranga who is Hearing Impaired Looks on. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the Public Service –Ministry of Forestry and WildlifeSNEP Sign Language Interpreter , Interprets to the Hearing Impaired during the opening ceremony and a Trainer takes the participants through her presentation. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the Public Service –Ministry of Forestry and WildlifeA Hearing Impaired Trainer giving his presentation as an Officer from the Ministry follows and some of the staff from the Ministry making enquiries from SNEP officials. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the Public Service –County Council of Kirinyaga The Clerk to Council giving his Opening remarks during the opening ceremony of the Disability Mainstreaming training "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the Public Service –County Council of Kirinyaga A SNEP Trainer demonstrating the handling of persons with disability "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Disability Mainstreaming in the Public Service –County Council of Kirinyaga A Visually Impaired person reading through the Kirinyaga Council ‘s Customer Service Charter in Braille format. The Service Charter was translated to Braille by SNEP "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Special needs exercisestheir rights The Chairman County Council of Kirinyaga Mr. Kang’eri presents the Council’s Customer Service Charter in braille Format to the Visually Impaired in Kirinyaga County. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights Mr. Patrick Muli, the D.C. Kirinyaga Central Presents a Computer and Copier Printer to the Visually Impaired in Kirinyaga County to enhance information access. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights Ms. Juliet Mwaniki, Programme Coordinator SNEP addressing the audienceduring the presentation of equipment to the members of KUB Kirinyaga Branch "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights SNEP official and Sign Language Interpreters from Kenya BroadcastingCorporation during the 2nd Season of “Moving the Masses” organized by theNational Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee. This was to enhance information uptake by all including the hearing impaired. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights inElectionsOne of the Polling Centre during Kirinyaga Central Constituency By-Election "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights inElectionsMs. Mwaniki consulting an Election Official at the centre to understand how they serve persons with special needs and a SNEP Official seeking opinion from the Hearing Impaired after voting. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Ensuring Persons with Specialneeds exercises their rights inElectionsA SNEP official a highlight of SNEP’s role during the elections and persons with special needs after they voted. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Enhancing InformationAccess by all• Conducting public awareness about Youth with special needs. Forum on the social responsibility of youth with special "empowering persons with special2010 needs 4th December, needs"
    • Enhancing Information Access by all• Applying affirmative action to address the acute unemployment amongst the youth with special needs. SNEP official addressing youth on economic empowerment in Kirinyaga County "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Enhancing InformationAccessSNEP plans to set up a Cyber Centre in each of the 47 Counties in Kenya. Four centres already set namely: Ukunda –Kwale , Kerugoya-Kirinyaga, Kiserian- Kajiado and Malindi-Kilifi Counties respectively, upcoming- Malaba, Mwea, Nyamira, Turkana among others "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Enhancing Information Access by allIn the wake of enhancing information access, Mr. Bob Collymore the CEO Safaricom Kenya Limited visits our Cyber Centre in Ukunda on 5th April, 2012 and had a chart with our Programme Officer, Mr. Samuel Odawo. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Enhancing InformationAccess by all• Designing and executing an ICT competency approach for Persons with special needs. A SNEP official who is Visually Impaired using one of the already set Resource Centre. We intend to set up a Resource Centre in each of the 47 Counties. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Enhancing Information Access by all• SNEP is currently setting up the first County Resource Centre at Ukunda in Kwale County.• This was supported by professionals from the County and is supposed to be An expert in internet cabling and replicated in the other 46 networking confirming that the Counties in Kenya. cabling is upto date at the Kwale County Centre "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Commissioning of Kirinyaga Cyber Centre – 2 nd February, 2012The premises where the Cyber Centre is located. It was allocated bythe District Commissioner on behalf of the Government in support ofDisability Mainstreaming Performance Indicator in the Public Service. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Commissioning of KirinyagaCyber Centre – 2nd February,2012 Mr. Patrick Muli, the D.C. Kirinyaga Central addresses the congregation during the Commissioning of the Centre. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Commissioning of Kirinyaga Cyber Centre – 2 nd February, 2012The SNEP Programme Officer, Mr. Samuel Odawo demonstrates how toaccess information online as Mr. Patrick Mule access a mail sent to himby Mr. Odawo and Ms. Mwaniki looks on. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Commissioning of KirinyagaCyber Centre – 2 nd February,2012A Visually Impaired persons reading through the Kenyan Constitution inBraille as the D.C. Kirinyaga Central Mr. Muli and Mr. Mule and Mr.Wachira of Safaricom looks on. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Economic Empowerment forPersons with Special Needs Procession from the D.C’s office to the function for two brothers: James and Nicholas Mwema at Machakos on 17th March, 2012 "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Economic Empowerment forPersons with Special Needs Procession from the D.C’s office to the function for the two brothers: James and Nicholas Mwema "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Economic Empowerment for Persons with Special NeedsThe Programme Coordinator , Ms. Juliet Mwaniki and Safaricom staff, Mr. David Mwema assisting Nicholas in to the donated structure "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Economic Empowerment for Persons with Special NeedsThe old and the New Structure on presentation to the twoBrothers who are Safaricom Super Retailers with M-Pesa Till for Economic Empowerment "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Economic Empowerment forPersons with Special NeedsThe Area Manager Safaricom Mr. David Mwema handing over the M-Pesa Till to the brothers as the Area Chief on behalf of the Government and the Programme Coordinator, SNEP looks on. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Advisory Services• Advising in the Formulation, Development and implementation of disability mainstreaming policies in all spheres. SNEP participated in the Formulation and Development of Disability Mainstreaming Policy for Ministry of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Interpretation Services• Championing for a comprehensive and friendly curriculum for Persons with special needs. SNEP Staff providing Kenyan Sign Language Interpretation to the Hearing Impaired during Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Community Based Seminar "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Expected Results Enhanced Enhanced Improved Proactive and information access to economic meaningfuluptake among services status of all participation of all youth among youth not youth with including persons with forgetting Youth special needs persons with special needs. with special in societalspecial needs. needs. affairs. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Challenges faced by SNEP• Apathy and attitude related problems.• Low self awareness, self worth and self identity amongst persons with disabilities.• Insufficient resources.• Failure to implement existing legislation and policy related problems.• Bad cultural practices and traditions that impact negatively on the PWDs.• Insufficient learning facilities for the PWDs.• Lack of awareness amongst members of the society regarding the PWDs.• Few number of committed organizations/institutions for the PWDs. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Does SNEP workalone? • National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee • Kenyan Sign Language Research Project, University of Nairobi • Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) • Kenya Aids NGO Consortium (KANCO) • United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) • Basic Needs UK Kenya • Safaricom Limited "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Way Forward • Collaborate with SNEP. • Becoming a friend of SNEP by having a monthly or annual commitment. • A person/organization may collaborate with our organization by: – Volunteering services/resources towards helping attain our goals and objectives. – Partner with us in implementing our projects. – Incorporating SNEP in projects that are in line with our goals and objectives. – Donating funds or offering grants to help actualize the income generating projects for the Persons with Special Needs "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Challenges faced whenimplementing SafaricomProject• Unfavorable till application process• Lack of Network in areas selected for Cyber Cyber Centres e.g. Pembeni in Lamu• Limited finances to take care of: – Float in the Cyber Centres – Outlets for Persons with Special Needs – Scratch cards for sale to clients – Computer Screen Readers for the Blind – Covers for Computers to limit servicing of Computers• Lack of Computers, Desks and Chairs for the Cyber Centres.• Lack of a dedicated person to communicate our Agenda. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Way forward through Safaricom• Favorable Till application consideration.• Float assistance in the 47 Cyber Centers.• Air time dealership and a one off supply of Scratch cards• Computers for cyber centers.• Enhanced network in some locations since our focus is in rural remote areas where disabled persons face more discrimination in access information and services.• Computer covers branded Safaricom.• Screen readers for the blind• A Dedicated contact person to Champion our agenda
    • ConclusionImportance of having regard to all circumstances:• The race for the promotion of persons with special needs.• The protection of the human rights of the persons with special needs; and• The ever-increasing and complex challenges facing the youth with special needs is still on. "empowering persons with special needs"
    • Parting Shot“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well." Walter Reuther "empowering persons with special needs"