Disability Mainstreaming Training

Laikipia University Disability Mainstreaming Committee (DMC) and the Directorate of Planning and Performance Contracting held a two-day Disability Mainstreaming Training on 16th and 17th May 2019 at the University Management Boardroom. The facilitators were Mr. Abdi Gawboran, Laikipia County Disabilities Services Officer and Ms. Sarah Ayiecho, Senior Disabilities Services Officer, both from the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD). In attendance were, Prof. Isaac Ochieng’ - Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (AFD), Prof. Moses Rotich - Director, Planning and Performance Contracting, Mr. Mugo Muriithi - Deputy Registrar, Administration/Member DMC, Mr. David Otieno - Stand in Chair DMC, LU staff, staff living with disabilities, UASU, KUSU and KUDHEHIA officials. The NCPWD officials paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Kibett Rotich who welcomed them to the University and committed to fully support the DMC in making the University work-friendly environment for persons with Disabilities.

National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) offered to train 2 front office University staff in Sign Language and Braille in the next financial year 2019/2020. The Council also pledged to guide the University in formation of support groups for staff and students with disabilities and partner with the University to register PWDs into the Council’s database.

Prof. Isaac Ochieng’ - Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (AFD) encouraged the debate on disability mainstreaming in the University. He also pledged to support the Disability Mainstreaming Committee (DMC) in their work. He the appreciated the NCPWD kind gesture of committing to pay tuition fees for students with Disabilities.

Prof. Isaac Ochieng’ officially closed the two-day training on 17 May, 2019.

 

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