Mount Kenya University has been granted the opportunity to serve as the United Nations Academic Impact(Unai) SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities Hub for a period of three years by United Nations.
This is after UN commended the institution’s efforts in reducing human inequalities in the region.
MKU Vice chancellor Prof Deogratius Jaganyi 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.
The VC 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.
Further, he said that the institution will continue to welcome Persons Enabled Differently and they shall do their 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.
He discouraged the use of the word “Persons Living With disabilities (PWDs) urging Kenyans to instead use ‘Persons Enabled Differently’.
The UN commended the University and gave the institution a special role in the region to help the disadvantaged, especially people living with disability.