Action Network for the Disabled

Our mission is to advance and advocate for equal opportunities for youth with disabilities, through promoting proactive social and economic participation.
Mar 27, 2015

New frontiers in the new year!

We are nearly done with the first quarter of this year and it has been as busy and eventfully as never before! Alot of planning and new projects to advance our vision in the works.

We hope your year started off well and great plans abound for this year in your areas of influence and at a personal level.We are also hopeful that you remain our ardent supporter because it is your sacrifice and those of many others that enable us to deliver on our mission of helping persons with disabilities in Kenya.

As an organization,we are undergoing a critical planning stage that will enable us refine our modes of operations and ensure an effective delivery of on our mission using minimal resources.We are well aware that resources are scarce everywhere,the more reason we are indeed indebted to your generosity in supporting our work and encourage you to recruit your family and friends to join up together in furthering this course.

On our recent visit to a Kenyan maximum prison,we found out that there are prisoners who have a disability and would greatly do with mobility support to be able to move around within the confines of the prisons.We have put in place mechanisms to ensure that wheelchairs,elbow crutches and white canes are delivered to them to ensure that their mobility is maintained within the prison and thus avoid facing dehumanising conditions.

This cannot be possible without your continued support,it is in our belief that even those who offend the law still have their human rights and need to be taken care of;it is therefore not different for prisoners with disabilities. We wish it would be allowable to take photos within a prison so that we can present the situation as it is,unfortunately this is not possible due to the laws governing such institutions.

We will  do more with prisoners with disabilities including teaching them skills that they can use once they are out of prison to earn their own income.

A new project on inclusive sports has been started targeting children with disabilities linking them with their peers in neighbouring schools to stimulate interactions and friendships.We are also implementing a project targeting women with disabilities and access to health especially issues around maternal child nutrition aimed at reducing child mortality and increase access to healthcare.

We will keep you informed once our new strategic plan is complete so that you can share with us in the bigger vision as consolidate our efforts towards making Kenya a better place for persons with disabilities.

Thank you for your continued support,it is a vote of confidence in our work.

Dec 22, 2014

An eventful year it has been

Global Giving Rep handing over elbow crutches
Global Giving Rep handing over elbow crutches

It has been such a busy year! and the greatest thing I am happy to note;all of you have been part of the milestones achieved within the year. We dont take this for granted, we thank you for your commitment and support to our project. Your generosity brings impact to hundreds of lives of persons with disabilities.

As we reflect on the impact created: giving several people the power to walk, restoring dignity in their lives and allowing them to live independent lives in the community.There is an opportunity to even do more in the coming year, your support and that of your friends will definately go a long way in meeting the needs of our target audience.

We thank you so much and take this opportunity to wish you all the best during this Christmas holidays and a happy new year.

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Aug 4, 2014

The Power to Walk

A staff handing over a pair of crutches
A staff handing over a pair of crutches

It is possible to forget how important our small acts of kindness means to people who experience difficulties with mobility. A group that is struggling to accept their situation brought about by either an accident or a disease that made them loose the ability to walk without any support.

This is the reason we write to thank you for bringing happiness and restoring dignity in the lives of young people with disabilities in Kenya through your donations, some of which we buy walking aids such as elbow crutches,wheelchairs,white cane amongst other assistive devices.

A mobility aid is one of the essential enabler to any person who has a disability and looks forth to lead an independent life, to be able to determine where they want to go, what they can do on their own without relying on anyone for support.

Through your support, we continue to avail this much-needed enabler to facilitate movement by persons with disabilities in society without becoming a bother to other members in the family, the cost can be beyond reach for many and this forms the reason why the mobility aids are distributed free of charge when you donate them.

We thank you and do request for your continued partnership in giving power to walk to every person with a disability who deserves it.

A recipient of an elbow crutch donation
A recipient of an elbow crutch donation

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