The Kenya Society for the Blind is mandated to help combat blindness within the Kenyan borders. It is with this in mind that the management forged an ongoing partnership this month with SOMTO (formerly Somesha Mtoto), a Norwegian N.G.O, that offers aid to marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially schools and school going children, while focusing on matters eye care.
This is the backbone for this MOU between the two organizations, as they focus on various key areas including:
- Support the education of children and the elderly with visual impairment identified within the Mukuru area in Nairobi.
- Prevention of avoidable blindness through eye camps and treatment
- Capacity building of Community Health Workers (CHW) from Mukuru and especially on referral skills.
The working relationship will see both organizations carry out several eye camps in the Mukuru area of Nairobi, providing much needed eye care services for free, as well as giving reading glasses to school going children and the elderly, all for free!
The MOU was signed at the KSB offices, thus officially signalling the start of this great and worthy endeavor to assist members of the Society.