Rotary District 9212 Calls On Kenyan Government To Provide Free Tertiary Education To Youth With Disabilities

Rotary District 9212 (comprising Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea) has urged Kenya’s Ministry of Education to make tertiary education free for youth with disabilities.

“Far too many youth with disabilities are locked out of vocational training institutions. We would also like to reiterate the call for free healthcare, through the Social Health Insurance Fund, to persons with disabilities. More needs to be done to make our education and health systems truly inclusive,’’ Sunshine Rally Chairman Vincent Mambo said.

Rotary District 9212, will host 7,000 differently-abled children at Ulinzi Sports Complex, Nairobi on Saturday 17th February, starting 9 a.m. This is an annual fun day  started in 1979 by Philanthropist and Rotarian, Dr. Manu Chandaria, 42 years ago. The event has grown each year and has devolved to counties including the Coast, Western Kenya and Mt. Kenya regions.

Invited guests to the 42nd edition of Sunshine rally include Rotarian Isaac Mwangi, also the Government Spokesperson, Hon, David Sankok and Senator Crystal Asige. This is a wonderful opportunity to inspire the children to see that they can grow up and pursue their professional dreams in whatever sector.

The Nairobi region Sunshine Rally will be held on February 17, 2024 at Ulinzi Sports Complex (Lang’ata Barracks). Sunshine rally is an opportunity to create awareness about differently abled children and amplify issues requiring urgent attention.

“In total we hope to engage with nearly 10,000 children in Nairobi, at the Coast, Western Kenya and Mt. Kenya regions,’’ Rotary’s Sunshine Rally Chairman Vincent Mambo said. “We have lined up fun activities for the children like entertainment with surprise visits from celebrities, in addition to food and gifts.’’

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