After the recently established Disability Policy at UoN; the disability mainstreaming committee spearheaded a retreat as one of its implementation efforts. The objective of the retreat was to develop a strategic plan and visualize the milestones towards the establishment of a Disability Support Centre.

The 2-day retreat was held on October 20-21,2022 at the Kenya Institute of Special Education and developed a strategic plan for 2023-2028 for Disability Mainstreaming at UoN.

The Executive Director, National Council for Persons living with Disability (NCPWD), Mr. Harun Hassan was the chief guest and he challenged the narrative around PWDs. He highlighted the efforts and achievements that his council has made; including a digital card that will be launched in three weeks, a Scholarship fund as opposed to bursaries will be awarded to PWD students.

The Chair, Disability Mainstreaming Committee, Prof. Collins Odote took the participants through the recently launched policy. Its deliverables, the expectations and the goals.

The participants engaged in brainstorming sessions and came up with the mission and vision, the contextual and stakeholder’s analysis of Disability mainstreaming.

“I am grateful to each and every one of you that took the time to attend this retreat. To think through, to contribute and to strategise on the way forward as a University. I know that you will be champions of disability mainstreaming as you go back to the UoN Community. And I know you will own this strategic plan as one of the stakeholders,” noted Prof, Odote at the end of the 2-day retreat.

The Dean of students’ office sensitized the participants on the different professional clubs and associations that PWD students; UNSA, UNSWIDA and other clubs that are thematic based and encouraged PWD students to participate.

The Corporate Affairs office trained on branding and strategic communication of disability mainstreaming at UoN among others.