The Lions Clubs district 411A is a part of a global community of professionals, community, service and youth clubs. It encompasses a network of volunteers working together to answer the needs that challenge communities in Kenya, Ethiopia and Seychelles. As a hallmark of service excellence, the Lions value diversity.
A total of 10 Orbit Readers have been donated to visually impaired learners in Kenya at an event hosted at the Lions SightFirst eye Hospital, Nairobi.
The distribution event was honored by the presence of the Lions clubs international president Brian Sheehan, Lions Club International Foundation chairperson, Douglas Alexandra, District Governor, Shehzan Luhar, Past international director, Manoj Shah, MP SHAH Vice-chair, Manilal Dodiha, Executive director of Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa, Suparna Biswas; among other distinguished guests.
The partnership between Lions Clubs and KBTA was born out of their shared commitment to serving children and youth with visual impairment by providing access to digital literacy & skills to the youth of Kenya as well as employment opportunities, while ensuring that prevention and eye care is also available to them.
This partnership seeks to provide opportunities to learners with visual impairments in Kenya have access to quality education from the early years to completion and be able to acquire those digital and other skills that was closed to them in the past. This paradigm change in how education can be delivered to learners with visual impairment is to address the need for inclusion which can only happen when they are able to live lives of dignity and independence and have a level playing field for access to employment.
KBTA is honored to have the support of The Lions Clubs district 411A to make a measurable difference in the lives of those who are differently abled.