The Kenya Society for the Blind, together with a few stakeholders, came up with an initiative to bring together talented members under one collective space, a space to develop and hone their creative skill sets, a Talent Center.
The rate of unemployment globally is a major concern for many governments. This is evident in the ever increasing number of documented crimes and increase in poverty levels. Statistics in Kenya alone shows the drop of employment to 7.2% by December 2020, as shown in this research on Statista.
Sadly, persons with visual impairment and disability at large are the hardest hit. This is due to the lack of competitive skill training and exploitation of inborn talent. Persons with visual impairment have inborn talent and can be trained to hone and better utilize their different arts to earn a living and in turn be self reliant.
It is with in mind that the Kenya Society for the Blind, together with a few stakeholders, came up with an initiative to bring together talented members under one collective space, a space to develop and hone their creative skill sets, a Talent Center. This center proposes to harness the talents of Persons who are blind or partially sighted to grow to a
professional level. As such the center proposes to focus on the following:
- Development of Music talent i.e instruments, vocals and a KSB band which will be an enterprise in itself
- Creative arts where focus will be on other arts that do not involve music and instruments.
The whole center envisages being self-sustaining after a period of 1 year. The overall impact will be to have persons with visual impairment gain employment through music and art, as well as create awareness about KSB and its activities.
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