Wednesday, February 28, 2007
the telecoms giant, supports inclusive education in Kenya with a grant of £20,000 per year.
Safaricom, the telecoms giant, supports inclusive education in Kenya with a grant of £20,000 per year.
There are over 10,000 irreversibly blind children in Kenya, a small fraction of whom receive an education. Safaricom supports the inclusion of those children who are blind into mainstream schools. A mainstream school provides a blind child with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for life. Mixing and playing with sighted children breaks down stigmas and builds friendships and relationships far beyond the classroom.
Safaricom supports the production of Braille materials, and the provision and repair of Perkins Braillers (a typewriter which produces Braille pages) used by children through our partner The African Braille Centre. They also support the training of specialist teachers, who visit a number of schools in their local area teaching visually impaired children skills such as Braille, as well as supporting classroom teachers to help blind children in the classroom.