Narok Peace Association Celebrates Easter With PWDs

Narok Peace Association group chairperson Ms. Grace Saningo give food stuff to a persons with disability/photo by KNA

 Narok Peace Association group on Monday donated food worth Sh. 100, 000 to vulnerable families with persons with physical disabilities.

The group donated foodstuff that included maize flour, cooking fat, and beans as a way of celebrating Easter.

The group’s ambassador Joshua Ole Kaputa said the food was given by well-wishers who included the business community, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.

“You do not have to have so much to share with the vulnerable. You give the little you have to the less fortunate people so that you can be a blessing to them,” he said.

The food was issued at the Narok North Youth Empowerment Hall where hundreds of people with disabilities gathered to celebrate Easter Monday.

The Association’s Chairperson Ms. Grace Saningo called on the Government to provide income-generating opportunities to persons with disabilities for self-sustainability.

“Some of the persons with physical disabilities can support themselves financially if they only get capital to start businesses like poultry farming, goat rearing, and retail shops,” she said.

Narok Persons with Disabilities Integrated group patron Paul Ole Sopia said the persons with disabilities were more affected by the long dry spell, thanking the peace association for helping them.

“This group has always supported us to place a plate of food on the table. We are very grateful and pray for you to have more to share with more people,” he said.

Ole Sopia asked the county government to consider employing more persons with disabilities to empower the special group.

Recently, the government released Sh. 522, 000 bursary to help 16 students with disabilities in the county so that they can continue with their studies smoothly.

The government encourages parents and guardians of persons with disabilities to register them with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) department so that they can benefit from any help given by the government.

BY Kenya News Agency


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