Department of Tourism Culture, Gender and Social Welfare hosted a Team of Delegation Led by CS Labour and Social Protection Samson Chelugui, Governor Makueni Kivutha Kibwana, Directors VSO, NCPWD to celebrate International Volunteers Day and Persons with Disabilities.
The theme for the celebrations is, ‘Building back better towards disability that is inclusive, accessible and sustainable Post Covid -19 World “and to “thank volunteers for the Action that was showcased during this period of volunteering during Covid -19 crisis.’
The partners of the event were Partners for Care, Bethany Kids, Kenya Society of the blind, Voluntary Service overseas and Ncpwd.
The Event of the day was characterized by H. E Stephen Sang signing 3 MOU’S.
The first MOU was between VSO and Nandi County, where it indicated a clear policy framework of volunteering of youths in Nandi County, the second was between Kenya Society of the Blind where they committed themselves with Nandi County to have a cordial relationship, to always support Nandi with White Canes and the third was International Cancer Institute where County of Nandi will partner together to fight Cancer Disease.
“We must provide Pwds ‘with assistive devices, and by the signing of Mous ‘will a clear mandate of supporting people with disability. I want to urge National Government towards the next year 2021 no to Tax Pwds’ and by so doing will be doing the right thing to the disabled in our society,” H. E Stephen Sang said
During the event, H. E Kivutha Kibwana was awarded to be the National Goodwill Ambassador of Volunteers in Kenya.
“We must build a culture of volunteering in Kenya and at the of the end of the day, we will build a National volunteering Program,” he said.
The guest of honour of the Day CS. Samson Chelugui graced the event by lamenting that he encourages everyone to be part of the volunteering team.
“I want to encourage everyone to join to a be a volunteer and to see clear data for volunteers countrywide and by these, we will be building patriotism in Kenya. We are together Pwd and as a Ministry, we have laid a clear policy framework to mitigate PWD during this covid -19 period,” said Chelugui.