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KSB Rehabilitation Centre

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Giving Hope to the Blind

  • Education Programme
  • Eye Care Programme
  • Rehabilitation Programme

Kenya has a total of about 612,000 Kenyans with visual impairment. About 331,593 Kenyans are Totally Blind as per the 2009 census report. But 80% of all blindness is preventable if only KSB had resources to conduct screening.

45,000 are children of school going age but majority are not in school. Currently, Kenya has about 7000 learners with visual impairement in both special and in public schools. The rest are not in school. The cost of educating a learner with Visual Impairment is prohibitive to low income families because the Majority of children with visual impairment drop out of school due to lack of basic assistive devices

Ksb would therefore like to expand its capacity in order to serve more people and is seeking to raise 1.6 billion to develop a world class rehabilitation centre of Excellency for persons with Disabilities and to equip the Eye Drop Production Unit so as to prevent avoidable blindness. 80% of blindness is preventable (WHO)

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KSB Key Milestones

  1. KSB operates an eye clinic and an optical shop within its offices and serves about 4000 patients yearly and also supplies a range of 28 different eyedrops to different health centrea.
  2. KSB is implementing community based rehabilitation (CBR) programmePersons who are irreversibly blind are trained to be economically productive by being provided with skills towards orientation and mobility, activities of daily living, basic agriculture and business skills training and placement for ICT trainees
  3. 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.
  4. Mass Drug Administration in Marsabit against Trachoma is going on, Eye screening and treatment is on a monthly basis and provision of optical services has been stepped up.
  5. KSB in partnership with DOS and Sight Savers International are implementing the Kenya Ophthalmic Programme (KOP) through a tripartite agreement. This programme is responsible for eye care services that include eye health promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  6. KSB with her development partners are supporting public hospitals with equipment; coordinate training on primary health eye care services for District Health Management Teams (DHMT), Rural health workers, supports eye treatment and surgeries.

The Rehabilitation Centre:

The project is at the take off stage since all the necessary approvals have been attained including approvals of the designs, Kenya Civil aviation, Kenya Airports Authority, NEMA, Feasibility study. In addition the Marketing, letting and management agency has been identified and engaged.

KSB needs a total of 1.6 billion in order to create this rehabilitation centre

Description of Complex Blocks
  • BLOCK A: This is a 8 floor building which will host rehabilitation services and the rest will be rented to offices.
  • BLOCK B: is for Commercial purposes: This is a 5 floor building for hotel and recreation facilities.
  • BLOCK C: is a apartment facility.
  • PARKING BAYS: with a capacity of 355 vehicles will be available. 230 will be covered parking bays and 125 uncovered bays.

Benefits that the Rehabilitation Centre will create includes:

  • Create more office and recreational space where KSB can establish a learning center for the blind and the visually impaired with modern facilities for persons with Disabilities
  • Create office space where organizations in the disability and particularly eye sub-sector can be hosted for easier coordination of their operations and programmes
  • Establish office space where the ever increasing number of blind and the visually impaired can gather to discuss and deliberate on social, economic and political interests and issues and where stakeholders can quickly access such organizations.
  • Establish a suitable conference facility that can accommodate local and international workshops with disability friendly environment and equipments. Currently, Kenya does not have a facility with disability friendly infrastructures.
  • Create an environment where the persons with disabilities and those with visual impairment can have in-door recreational activities and can assemble for charts and psychosocial contacts
  • Offer persons with visual impairment a one -stop shop where they can procure all eye care products and services including consultative services, assistive devices and eye drops

Sponsorship opportunities

This fundraising drive has a number of sponsorship opportunities available to corporates. Which will create an ideal marketing and branding platform for them while also giving back to the community.The 4 categories include:

Category 1

Platinum:ksh. 25,000,000

Benefits

  • Naming Rights of upcoming Rehabilitation Centre of Excellency ( 8 floor complex)
  • Main Stage Banner on putting holes
  • Banner prominently on main stage
  • Exhibit Space
  • Backdrop to be used by the official photographer
  • Television attention
  • Newspaper attention
  • 10 Slots during golf tournament
  • 62 Bus of staff as climbers in all mountain climbs
Category 2

Gold :ksh. 10,000,000

Benefits

  • Naming Rights of the Apartments/ Hostels n the upcoming building (5 Floors)
  • Banner prominently on main stage
  • Backdrop to be used by the official photographer
  • Newspaper attention
  • 8 Slots during golf tournament
  • 48 Bus of staff as climbers in all mountain climbs
Category 3

Silver:ksh. 5,000,000

Benefits

  • Banner prominently on main stage
  • Newspaper attention
  • Radio / TV attention
  • 6 Slots during golf tournament
  • 20 seater van of staff as climbers in all mountain climbs
Category 4

Bronze:ksh. 500,000

Benefits

  • Newspaper attention
  • 4 Slots during golf tournament
  • 14 seater van of staff as climbers in all mountain climbs

Additional Advertising opportunities for sponsors

  • Radio – Radio mention
  • Television – Logo for advertisements and Name mentions during interviews
  • Print Press promotions – Logo for graphic ads and Name mentions for articles/mentions in National daily newspaper
  • Social Media marketing – Logo for graphic materials and name mentions for posts on KSB Twitter, Facebook and website
  • Press Release – Sponsor recognized by name in news releases distributed to local media outlets
  • Poster – Approx 500 distributed in Nairobi`s main shopping malls and notice boards
  • Flyers – Approx 5000 flyers distributed on major roundabouts on Ngong road and Langata road
  • Event Program – Sponsor logo on programs to be handed out to all attendees.
  • VIP Invitation Cards – To be sent out to 200+ top corporate and celebrity guests.

For More Information Contact

The Kenya Society for the Blind (KSB)
Barclay House, Mai Mahiu road Off Langata road
http://www.ksblind.org

1.Mrs. Juliana Kivasu
Executive Director
Tel.Number: 0724-602678
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2.Mr.John Kitetu
Pr& resource mobilization manager
Tel. number: 0722- 637704
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