EDUCATION


  1. Scholarships: Provision of scholarship to 45 high school and 6 university students: education is the biggest equalizer for PWDs. It gives children from poor backgrounds a fighting chance in life. These scholarship opportunities have been provided with support from partners such as the Hass Foundation, KCDF, League of Young Professionals (LYP) and Gulf Bank Foundation, with the latter provided support to most of the students.
  2. Advocacy for Inclusive education: The organization successfully advocated for the integration of students at the Garissa School for the Mentally Handicapped. The school was thus changed to Nomadic Integrated Primary School. Incluisve education is the only way to fight stigma and labeling among children with disabilities.
  3. Representation at Boards: NONDO sits in the Boards of several schools and vocational training institute. With this, the organisation is able to push the disability agenda specifically inclusive education and access to bursaries/scholarships for CWDs.
  4. Mentorship and Career Guidance Opportunities: The organization has over the years provided mentorship and career guidance clinics in various schools, targeting children with disabilities.
  5. Collaboration with the Academia: NONDO has an MoU with the Management University of Africa (MUA) for opportunities for PWDs in industrial attachment, internship and community services. The two parties also partner on research on disabilities. As a result of this, MUA played a pivotal role in crafting the content of the NONDO’s 6th National Disability Conference,2018 and drafig of the conference’s out come document dubbed ‘The Isiolo Declaration 2018”.

 PEACE AND GOVERNANCE


Governance has been the anchor thematic pillar of NONDO. The organisation advocates for the inclusion of PWDs from nomadic communities in all aspects of governance – public participation, representation in offices, electoral processes, among others. The following have been the milestones of this sphere:

  1. Establishment of the first nomadic MCAs Caucus on disability. The caucus was established primarily to mainstream disability in the Kenyan devolved system of governance. Out of this pillar, there has been success stories in Turkana, Wajir and Kajiado, counties that have enacted disability laws and are targeting to implement them.
  2. Legal litigation in two nomadic counties for not employing PWDs in line with the 5% constitutional threshold. The ruling raised the profile of pwds from the region and over 100s of them got employment and promotions since.
  3. Preparation of the shadow report on the status of Kenya’s compliance with UNCRPD.
  4. The organization challenged the Judiciary on the accessibility of Garissa High Court for PWDs. The Judiciary has since acted and made court the accessible. NONDO now is a member of Court-Users-Committee of Garissa High Court.
  5. NONDO actively participated in the discussions of post 2015 global development agenda that lead to culminations of SDGs.
  6. Conducted Detailed Baseline Survey for Pwds in Mandera County and supported the county with implementation framework.
 

HEALTH AND REHABILITATION


Health has been a recurring and pervasive challenge for many PWDs from nomadic communities. Many PWDs require assistive devices in their activities of daily living. This challenge is more pronounced among persons with spinal injuries, persons with albinism, other forms of physical disability, among others.

NONDO has registered the following tangible milestones under this thematic area, such as:

  1. Provision of over 2000 assistive devices to PWDs from nomadic communities.
  2. Undertook corrective surgeries for 17 children from 4 nomadic counties in the last 6 years
  3. Supported 2 counties in matters disability mainstreaming in health sector
  4. Advocated to service providers for assistive devices that can fit the harsh terrains of northern Kenya
Education Thematic Area - NONDO Peace and Governance Thematic Area - NONDO Health and Rehabilitation Thematic Area - NONDO