Machakos Teachers College is the only college in Kenya that handles students with all types of disabilities in an inclusive set up. Some of the challenges the college faces are;
Identification and assessment of students with Special Needs and the degree of severity of various disabilities.
Inadequate assistive devices.
Referrals for necessary assistive and placement according to the severity of the disability
Inadequate awareness on the awareness on the causes of disabilities and their management including fighting stigma.
The college environment is not adequately disability friendly.
To a great extent the college community lacks knowledge and skills for day to day handling of persons with disabilities
We wish to thank Safaricom Foundation for accepting the concept and funding the construction of the building. However, the remaining challenge is equipping the center with the necessary machines and furniture.
Once completed, the centre will carry out the following functions;
Identifying persons with disabilities
Assess and screen to determine the degree of severity of the disability
Refer for correct placement
Manufacture and construct assistive devices
Create awareness on causes and management of disability conditions.
Conduct community sensitization and fight stigma against persons with disabilities
Carry out seminars and training for the community and parents of persons with disability and people living with persons with disabilities.
Endeavour to make the college environmental friendly.
The Disability Centre consists of
Resource room / production room
Sound proof room
Once again we wish to thank Safaricom Foundation for their support and look forward to continue partnering with them.