The University has secured collapsible cane donations from Kenya Union of the Blind ( KUB), through the Regional Coordinator, Mr. Charles Juma George. The Union donated twelve canes that will be used for outreach as well as training activities for learners with visual impairment. Of the twelve, the University has donated one to Dr. Rose Koweru, a lecturer in the Department of Special Needs Education and Early Childhood Education. As part of the outreach activities, one more cane is set to be donated to a member of staff to support the spouse.
The donation is a result of a partnership between the Kenya Union for the Blind and the University, through the Promoting Awareness and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Education and Community based Programmes (PAPPS) Project.
The canes will enhance learning activities, with an array of equipment already available at the University supporting learning for the visually impaired students such as braille machines talking computers, embossers, which translate braille to text, and vice versa, as well as talking tablets.
Kenya Union of the Blind works to promote the social inclusion of persons with visual impairments through uniting and empowering them as well as advocating for their rights.