In May, the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) donated sanitary towels and garments worth Kshs. 300,000/- to girls living with disability at 8 schools in Kakamega County. REA was invited to carry out the CSR activity by former nominated Senator Hon. Godliver Omondi, and the current Member of the County Assembly (MCA) for Kholera Ward, Kakamega County. She is also the Patron of the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK). The REA team that accompanied the former nominated Senator included Elizabeth Onoka, Lucy Muricho and Anne Bosibori.
The schools which benefited from this CSR activity include Bulimbo Special school, Matungu SDA Special school for the mentally handicapped, Koyonzo Special School for the visually impaired, Kiyondo Special school, St. Angela Secondary school for the deaf, Arise and Shine special school for the disabled, Daisy Special school for the physically handicapped and vocational training and Kakamega Special school for the deaf, all in Kakamega County.
During visit, Hon. Godliver shared her experience growing up as a disabled girl in the village and the way she managed to grow to become a Senator despite the challenges. She encouraged the girls to overlook their physical challenges and to work hard towards achieving their dreams.
On behalf of the schools visited, Hon. Omondi thanked REA for the support and requested for future partnership between REA and UDPK to offer support to persons living with disability through REA’s CSR programme. The REA officials encouraged the UDPK and the respective schools to send in their proposals for CSR partnership each year for consideration noting that REA is a disability conscious organization that considers employment and procurement opportunities for persons living with disability.