National Ability Awards

The National Ability Awards are part of the Kenyan Government’s celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities that is held on 3 December each year. The day is a collaborative effort to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and experiences of persons with disabilities.

The 2011 inaugural awards will celebrate the exceptional leadership of groups and organizations who have done so much to create greater access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. Their efforts lead the way and show others what is possible. The awards will also inspire us with the stories of people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. They are our co-workers, friends and family: individuals who offer hope and inspire us with their courage, strength, and drive to give back to their communities.

The National Ability Awards and the associated call for nominations will be launched at 1:30pm, October 14, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Upper Hill. Special guests at the launch tentatively include US Special Advisor on Disabilities, Judith Heumann, and Kenyan athletic hero, Henry Wanyoike. All partners in the Awards program will be present at the launch including: the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), VSO Jitolee, USAID, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Leonard Cheshire Disability, Handicap International, CBM, Sightsavers, United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), Association for Disabled Persons of Kenya, Autism Society and other community leaders.

Click to view (PDF)  National Disability Awards overview

 

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