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29 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Nakuru First Lady graces county sports championship for children with special needs

Nakuru County First Lady H.E Elizabeth Kinyanjui today graced the 2018 Nakuru County Special Needs Education Championship at Nakuru Hills Special for Mentally Challenged Learners.

She said her office has initiated a project called Naweza to advocate for education of children with special needs.

“With support, all the children are able to learn. We will work hard to ensure we have special units in schools in the county and also encourage parents to take children with special needs to school,” she said.

Through Naweza initiative, her office has placed 15 pupils in schools and taken others for medical checkup. Two boys have been placed in Dundori Polytechnic.

She said she will look for partners to help the initiative and also look for ways to economically empower parents who have children with special needs and have to stay at home to take care of them.

She said Nakuru Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui donated a school bus and constructed home science classroom at Hill Special school when he was area MP and expressed confidence of working with the County Government for the benefit of children.

She said the Governor donated three sheep to the participating schools.

Participants in the sports were drawn from five special schools and 15 special units and winners will represent the County at regional (formerly Rift Valley) championships.

Guests present included County Director of Education representative Ms. Clarice Mwita, County SNE Coordinator Ms Elizabeth Kimani. Ms. Elizabeth Mwarangu and Ms. Zipporah Kimani from the County First Lady’s office were also present.

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28 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Nakuru County to empower local artists

County Government of Nakuru will start hiring local artists to perform in its events in a bid to empower local youths and promote talent.

The CEC for Youth, Gender, Culture, Sports and Social Welfare Ms Halima Gababa said the move will build the county’s economy through ‘buy Nakuru, build Nakuru’ concept.

The CEC said the youth miss opportunities to be engaged by the County Government mainly because they are not registered.

Ms Gababa was speaking when she officially opened a temporary visual art workshop at the former Provincial headquarters premises where artists have been allowed to paint and exhibit their work.

“My office in collaboration with other ministries is working to have a permanent workshop and gallery where the youth can carry out their work to earn a living,” said the CEC.

She said her department will help artists come together to share ideas and experiences and also educate them in forming youth groups to  apply for government tenders.

While addressing artists drawn from the Sumbi Crafts, Jawabu and a number of solo artists, the CEC said the County would push for local youths to showcase their work in exhibitions within and outside the county.

County Cultural Activities Coordinator Ms Dorcas Ondege said the initiative was timely as her directorate was reaching out to all visual artists in the County.

“Cohesion is boosted when the artists from diverse cultures come together,” Ms Ondege noted.

The Njoro-based Sumbi Crafts founder Mr Shadrack Musyoki said their work will help showcase and market Nakuru County to the outside world as their main clients are foreign tourists.

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