The Star (Nairobi)

15 October 2012

Kenya: Sh2.5 Million Borehole for Karatina School Ready

A special school in Karatina has received a boost with the completion of a Sh2.5 million a borehole. The project at the Karatina Special School for the Mentally Handicapped was funded by National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya.

The borehole, which took a year to drill, was commissioned last weekend by NFDK official Mike Kiswili who represented the chairperson Kristina Pratt.

Kiswili said the project will also benefit the residents. He said the pupils of the school will improve in their education as they will worry about water anymore.

The NFDK funded the project through grants from the government. It is part of the Sh 100 million grant from the government to fund such projects. Already Sh 25 million has been given to 10 institutions under the programme.

The project is of much benefit to the school since they will no longer rely on the piped water from the local water company and are now assured of constant water supply in the home which has about 100 mentally handicapped people.

Kiswili said the group is committed to ensuring that parents with disabilities acquire a high quality life. "This is done by providing them with resources, promotion of awareness and advocating for appropriate policies," he said adding that with such help, the disabled will meet their life goals.

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