SEP held a disability awareness event at Shekainah Glory Sanctuary in Kahawa West.
The event was a joint collaboration between Special Education Professionals and several other organizations working in special needs including Autism Awareness Kenya, Dyslexia Kenya, Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya, and Kenya Association for the Welfare of people with Epilepsy (KAWE).
The event was a great opportunity to not only open up the dialogue around disability and fight the stigma that unfortunately surrounds many differently labeled people through talks and info stalls, but was also a chance for parents to voice their concerns and talk with professionals coming from different backgrounds and dealing with a wide sphere of disabilities, who were able to direct them to appropriate assessment centers and recommend intervention programs for their children.
A talk for teachers working with special children in schools located in that area was also held. The talk gave strategies for working with children with special needs in the classroom. The teachers were able to voice their concerns and talk to various other professionals who were present.
SEP is very greatful to Shekainah Glory Sanctuary who hosted the event and also provided all the tables and chairs.