Nyc’s Covid-19 Response To Persons With Disabilities
NYC organized a first distribution to Persons With Disabilities on at Shauri Moyo on 19th May 2020 through its youth champions to reach out to vulnerable households in Kamkinji Constituency.
During the event, which was also attended by Kenya Pipeline Corporation’s Head of Foundation. the youth were applauded for their continuous efforts of implementing the measures geared towards suppressing the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a Constituency level by the Council’s CEO, Mr. Roy Sasaka Telewa. He further congratulated the community leaders (including the area Chief) who have supported the Government directives in mitigating the transmission of the COVID-19 through compliance with measures and continued efforts to update relevant guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health from time to time.
Remaining cognizant of the Government’s efforts being put in place to secure Persons With Disabilities from the pandemic, National Youth Council donated tissue papers (from Chandaria Industries) and the Government of Kenya hand sanitizers (from Kenya Pipeline Company). This, was following the realization that Persons With Disabilities are mostly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore there is a special need for NYC and other organizations (both public and provate) to reach to them through appropriate channels.
NYC will continue working with youth representatives of Persons With Disabilities Persons in vulnerable situations considering many of them face economic-related challenges and may not access adequate clean water, soap and sanitizers for basic hygiene easily.