Parents and guardians of children with Disability Still Hiding them
Parents and guardians living with children with disability have been asked to stop hiding their children from the public a vice that is killing the spirit of disabled in the society.
According to Michael Panthers of Living with Hope Africa, keeping the disable children indoor is inhumane and such children may not get support.
“As people with disability we face a lot of challenges especially going to school, having jobs and even medical expenses but we cannot get help if we keep them indoors and hide them from the public,” Panthers told Ghetto Radio News.
He now wants the government to also move with speed in ensuring that policies guiding people living with disability are effected.
“I would love the government to come in and help them with jobs because people with disability always find it hard because the companies discriminate against them,” he added.
The foundation gave out over 80 wheelchairs and crutches to children living with disability in Kibra.
‘‘We are here in Kibra to provide those mobility devices to those in need from wheelchair, crutches and canes to keep them moving….Kibra is the worst affected a lot more needed to be done,” he stated.
“My child has been crawling for eleven years now and receiving a wheelchair is a big plus for her now that he can move around freely in the estate, to school and even church,’’ Caroline Achieng’ a beneficiary told Ghetto Radio News.
The government through National Council for Persons with Disabilities recently launched a digital platform powered by technology from Fuzu, East Africa’s a career development platform, which will help individuals with learning modules, jobs and blog content that is tailored to their needs.
These are the latest efforts by the government to widen the job search scope for people living with disability.