Rotary Clubs seek to boost Welfare of PLWDs

Rotary Club in Kenya has assured of its unwavering support to People Living with Disabilities in order to make them become self-reliant and lead normal lives.

Country Rotary Club Coordinator George Muyiera said PLWDs can contribute a lot towards development as long as they were assisted to overcome their challenges.

He said the Rotary Club was doing all it could to help such people integrate well in the society and urged individual well-wishers to come on board to enable the club assist more needy cases in the country.

The Rotarian, who is a member of the Kisumu Winam Rotary club made the remarks during the Western Kenya Region Sunshine Rally organised for Children Living with Disabilities at Wakiaga Youth Politechnic ground in Mbita Town, Homa bay County.

Rotarians and Rotaracts from, Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Bungoma, Eldoret, Migori, Busia, Nairobi and Bondo graced the function, where the children and their teachers were treated to sumptuous meals, drinks and dances.

Muyiera challenged members of the public to play a central role in helping the government and other welfare organisation list the PLWDs for support rather than abetting their confinement within homes.

We also call upon the county governments to venture into establishing good-will projects for those with various forms of disabilities. There are many people in the category following an increase in incapacitating diseases and road accidents, Muyiera.

At the same time, he called on all professionals and businessmen in the 47 counties to join the organisation so as to uplift the living standards of the PLWDs, and especially of the children living with the condition.

Muyiera said the club runs water projects, provide sanitary pads to school girls and also organise medical camps, especially on Polio eradication among other social welfare activities.

The aim of the organisation is to better the lives of all Kenyans in matters of healthcare, education, conflict among other things through volunteering Rotarians and Rotaracts who thrive in making the world a better place to live in, he added.

Source: Kenya News Agency