Special learners at Kaundu school for mentally handicapped in Mumoni sub-county, Mwingi North, Kitui could hardly hide their joyous faces after a dining hall and a kitchen funded by NFDK was commissioned.
National Funds for the Disabled of Kenya board of trustees chair, Kristina Pratt Kenyatta who commissioned the project worth ksh. 2.5 million, urged parents with disabled children to avail them for assessment in order for them to benefit from government support.
Speaking at the same event, Mumoni ward Representative who is among the founders of the school ,Johnson Kanandu extended his gratitude to NFDK led by the Chair, Kristina Kenyatta Pratt who had come to commission a dining hall and kitchen for their support pleading with them not to tire supporting the school .
“As Kaundu community, we are thankful for the developments we have witnessed in this school and urge NFDK not to get exhausted of helping us to get better education for our children,” the Mca said.
Justina Parailla, Special Needs Officer Mwingi North said there are only two operational special school in the vast area where over 1000 disabled children are still at home.
“We urge the National Government to help us mobilize parents with disabled children to avail them for assessment in order for them to benefit from government through National Funds for the Disabled of Kenya among other initiatives,” Parailla said.
Parailla urged parents to be attending public barazas with such children for them to be assessed for the area is very vast though assessment is usually done on daily bases.
Mumoni Deputy County Commissioner, Hellen Chege, vowed to join hands together with her security team and help disabled children at home to access assessment.