Ability Beyond Disability

ABOUT US

Vision Centre of the disabled Kenya was formed by a group of people living with disabilities in 2005.VISION CENTRE OF THE DISABLED KENYA is registered by the MINISTRY OF GENDER, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT,REG NO.;DAG/CBO/5/4/2012/136.

Following realization by this group to harness and empower their individual, collective skills, capabilities to promote and enhance their independence and social economic status. In the advent of new dynamics brought about by the persons with disabilities ACT of 2003. In the past years, people living with disabilities were forced to live a life of despair and misery due to the society branding them as cursed and totally disabled. Vision Centre of the disabled Kenya, vision is to enable people living with disabilities live a positive and productive living by training them to be independent and helping them starts small-scale businesses according to one’s individual skills.

The Centre has set up a small-scale candle production unit at the offices in Dagoretti off Kikuyu road; the project will create employment amongst our members. Our target group is all people living with disabilities be it physical, mental or visually impaired persons in the entire community to enhance social inclusion and the society in general.

OUR VISION

To empower and develop a society of persons with disabilities who are motivated, knowledgeable, productive and independent in social – economic activities

OUR MISSION

To establish a resource Centre for both members of the organization and the community to promote the use of information as a tool of transformation and development

WHAT WE DO

COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION

Using community based rehabilitation approach, Vision Center for Disabled Kenyasupports newly disabled persons to adapt to their new conditions by training them and their families on various adaptation mechanisms based on their unique abilities and level of disability. VCDK also works with caretakers snad immediate family members of the PWDs to help them adapt to the new reality of the their loved one and help them learn how to take care and help the PWDs coupe with their new situation. 

INFORMATION ACCESS & REFFERALS

Vision Center for Disabled Kenya facilitates the PWDs to access various services including education, health services, and registration with the National Council for People with Disability. VCDK identifies new cases of disability in the community and conducts an assessment to determine how to follow up with the newly disabled person. Once assessed, VCDK recommends the best course of action and referres the newly disable persons to various partners for further assessment, medication or support.

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TRAINING/CAPACITY BUILDING

We train PWDs on various life skills geared towards building capacity to enable them to be able to live a better life. Through various training and support programs, VCDK work with the various groups PWDs to couple with their level of disability using their newly acquired skills. VCDK also trains the care takers of the PWDs on various ways they should used to support the PWDs so as to make their lives easier and also enable them to feel safe and loved.

DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCACY & AWARENESS

Vision Center for Disabled Kenya believes that people with disability deserve equal rights and opportunities. We organize and participates in various awareness programs to educate the community and the world on the rights of PWDs. We also defend our members in advocating for their rights in the society. ​

SPORTS AND AWARENESS

The increase in Vision Center Disabled of  Kenya as mechanisms for improving health and affecting social change has been recognized as a key component of the vcdk landscape today. To successfully raise awareness of shared causes, vcdk networks need tools to help them plan successful campaigns and evaluate the impact of their work, as well as to coordinate and reinforce each other’s efforts. One vcdk, the Respectful Maternity Care (CBR) sport in community , can be credited with raising the profile of the issues of disrespect and abuse ……. in childbirth and the need for global maternal health. We set out to learn from the work of the sport challenge  and the  movement at large to develop a tool—a framework for planning and evaluating awareness-raising efforts—useful for networks focused partnership  and others can help us.

PWD ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Empowerment is the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities. This enables them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. It is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence, and to recognize and use their resources.

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