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Walk To Commemorate World Sight Day Set For Tomorrow

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Wote Kwa Wote a community based organization in Dandora has organized a blindfold walk to commemorate the World Sight Day also known as White Cane Day which was marked on Thursday.

The walk dubbed ‘A Mile in My Shoes’, set for Saturday, 16th October, aims to create awareness about the rights of people with disability, vulnerable groups and their caretakers.

Kevin Kimani Founder of Wote Kwa Wote says that participants of the walk will walk from Wote kwa Wote offices to Ronald Ngala Primary School while blindfolded to commemorate the day.

Kimani who is also visually impaired says that vision impairment is a major international public health issue which also has the largest marginalized group.

The organization’s co-founder John Ingoro also highlighted poor and expensive education and general stigma as some of the challenges visually impaired persons face.

Ingoro has also urged the government to fund national blindness programs, and help educate target audiences about blindness prevention.

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‘The World Sight Day’ also known as White Cane Day is celebrated every 13th of October.

Wote kwa Wote’s ‘A Mile In My Shoes’ walk aims to recognize blind people as independent people are fully able to give and participate in the society.

The walk yearns to emphasize that ‘Everyone matters’, giving people a taste of how it would be placing themselves in the shoes of a blind person.

BY; MELLONY THEURI

VIDEO OF THE DAY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417MSp7nBwg

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