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ABOUT US

We Are Giving Hope

The Kenya Society for the Blind (KSB) is a statutory charitable organization that was established in 1956 by an Act of Parliament.

The KSB is mandated to:

  • Promote the welfare, education, training and employment of the blind and to assist in the prevention and alleviation of visual impairment
  • Assist the government, societies, any institution, organizations or person in all matters related to visual impairment
  • Awaken public interest in the welfare and in the all matters relating to the visually impaired
  • Advise on all things necessary or required in any manner to or connected to visual impairment
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Our Mission

To enhance the prevention of blindness, increase access to services and equalization of opportunities for visually impaired persons, through: enabling programmes, capacity building, networking, partnership and influencing change.

Our Vision

The Champion for a society in which no-one is needlessly blind and the needs, rights and participation of the visually impaired is ensured

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Established
In partnership with the Ministry of Education and other development partners, KSB is the implementing body of the Kenya Integrated Education Programme (KIEP). KIEP is being implemented in 22 counties covering 90 districts in 541 schools with a caseload of 2,500 children with visual impairment (CWVI). KIEP has been sponsoring learners with visual impairment, facilitating them with assistive devices (white canes, scientific Calculators, Braille Machines, Pep kits, Braille papers), Support training of teachers in Braille and facilitating coordination work in all the 22 counties.
KSB works hand in hand with the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme (KOP) under the Ministry of Health and in partnership with other stakeholders are mandated to reduce incidences of preventable blindness in Kenya by providing preventive and curative of Eye Care Services through integration of Primary Eye Care into the existing Primary Health Care system in the Country. Through these initiatives, uptake of Eye care services have been improved and taken closer to the people. The delivery of optical services in all public hospitals is on going and productivity of eye care workers is guarantee. Kenya so far has a total of 61 ophthalmologists, 54 cataract surgeons, 48 ophthalmic clinical nurses, 16 Ophthalmic Nurses against a total population of 40 million. This is the biggest national challenge in pursuance to vision 2020 on elimination of avoidable blindness.
MILESTONES

KSB Through The Years

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The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor.When someone does something that.

They really have a choice. Maybe what I mean to say is did they really have a chance. Harness the power of social media to spread.

Collaborate with team members to rise

Collaborate with team members to rally support

The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor.When someone does something that.

They really have a choice. Maybe what I mean to say is did they really have a chance. Harness the power of social media to spread.

Collaborate with team members to rise

Collaborate with team members to rally support

The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor.When someone does something that.

They really have a choice. Maybe what I mean to say is did they really have a chance. Harness the power of social media to spread.

Collaborate with team members to rise

Collaborate with team members to rally support

The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor.When someone does something that.

They really have a choice. Maybe what I mean to say is did they really have a chance. Harness the power of social media to spread.

Collaborate with team members to rise

Collaborate with team members to rally support

The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor.When someone does something that.

They really have a choice. Maybe what I mean to say is did they really have a chance. Harness the power of social media to spread.