MKU recognized for its efforts to reduce inequalities

The United Nations has recognized Mount Kenya University efforts in reducing human inequalities in the region.

The UN commended the University and gave the institution a special role in the region to help the disadvantaged, especially people living with disability.

MKU Vice chancellor Prof Deogratius Jaganyi says the United Nations Academic Impact (Unai) office in New York has granted the institution the opportunity to serve as the Unai SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities Hub for a period of three years.

Addressing invited guests, lecturers and students on the Day of Persons Enabled Differently in Thika town, the VC said during 2019-2010 academic year, in partnership with Partners for Care, MKU donated wheel chairs to the Persons Enabled Differently from Thika district.

“The university will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Association of Persons Enabled Differently to engage in further areas of collaboration,” he said.

Prof Jaganyi said the number of students who are enabled differently at MKU has increased significantly within the last few years. As such, the University offers courses and programmes to empower the general population in working and assisting Persons Enabled Differently with communities to achieve their goals in life

“We continue to welcome them all and we promise that we shall do our best to continue championing the mission of reducing inequalities with the communities. Top on our agenda is to assist persons enabled differently achieve their life aspirations,” he added.

The VC discouraged the use of the word “Persons Living With disabilities (PWDs) urging Kenyans to instead use ‘Persons Enabled Differently’.


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