The Kenya Society for the Blind over the weekend treated its partners from the government and private sectors to a three-course mouth-watering meal served by waiters with visual disabilities.
According to a news report by Kenyans.co.ke, the dining in the dark experience involved attendees enjoying their three-course dinner while under the cover of total darkness-an experience meant to bring out the daily struggle of persons with visual disabilities.
The event offered guests an opportunity to ignite their imagination and tease their sensory experience.
Characterized by a dimly lit environment, guests were guided to their seats and encouraged to rely on their other senses to fully appreciate the flavors, textures, and aromas of the food.
The main concept behind the event is to stimulate and challenge one’s senses while fostering a deeper appreciation for the culinary arts.
The society organizes the event to raise public awareness and highlight the challenges associated with visual disabilities and the risk of not allocating enough resources to support the prevention of avoidable visual disabilities.
The cost of the dinner is Ksh20,000 per person-which is geared towards supporting persons with visual disabilities.
The event was graced by East African Legislative Assembly MP David Sankok alongside Nairobi county First Ladies Beatrice Sakaja and Anita Mutula (Makueni).
Kenya Society for the Blind is a charitable organization established in 1956 to promote the welfare, education, training, and employment of persons with visual disabilities.
The society organizes the experience at various locations depending on a particular event.