Lodwar, 27th June 2024 (Public Communication and Media Relations)

Organizations in Turkana serving Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have benefited from a two-day workshop focused on promoting disability-inclusive approaches.

The training, led by the County Directorate of Social Protection and the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) with support from the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), introduced participants to agencies handling social protection in Turkana County and across the country.

Members of the Turkana County Disability Board also participated in the training.

Deputy Director for Social Protection, Hebrew Ignatius Idoka, highlighted the County’s development of a robust infrastructure aimed at enhancing the lives of PWDs.

“The infrastructure includes the County Disability Act and Policy, which are currently under development with input from sector players,” Idoka explained.

He urged trainees to advocate for an inclusive policy campaign, ensuring that all organizations develop disability-inclusive policies.

“Inclusion encompasses all areas of socio-economic life: employment, funding, scholarships, health and medical access, and livelihood,” Idoka added.

Benson Ebei, County Coordinator of NCPWD, also facilitated the training and encouraged organizations to align their operations with the guidelines provided by the council and the County Government.

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