Thursday, 10 May 2012
THE CPSK - IRA CEREBRAL PALSY CHARITY WALK AND FAMILY FUN DAY
Story by Namatsi Lukoye
The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), which is mandated with regulating, supervising and developing the insurance industry in Kenya ; has adopted The Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya Charity Walk as its Corporate Social Responsibility activity for a period of three years starting with 2012. The IRA sponsorship for this event is 2.5 Million Kenyan Shillings.
CPSK which is sustained by the support of individuals and organizations of goodwill, is a charitable organization that works towards improving the welfare of children and persons afflicted by cerebral palsy in the country. Due to limited resources however, the program has been limited to Nairobi and its environs only, thereby leaving out many victims in the rest of the country.
A large number of Kenyan children are affected with Cerebral Palsy and require rehabilitation. This rehabilitation is often too expensive and out to reach for the ordinary parent; thus resulting to secondary deformities, depression and in worse cases death.
Cerebral Palsy (CP)is a developmental disability caused by brain damage before, during or after birth. This condition affects the motor part of the brain which controls a persons ability to move or control his/her muscles. Each individual however, is afflicted differently depending on the degree of damage; a child may have delayed milestones or worse it can affect every aspect of their daily life from mobility, speech to feeding.
The Charity Walk and Family Fun day which runs under the theme, "Partnering to Create a Stigma Free Environment," is an event set up to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy condition and to fight stigma associated to it. In addition raise much needed funds for therapy. and to fight stigma associated with CP.
The 9.3 km Charity Walk and Family Fun day gives participants a chance not only to donate but also to give hope to a devastated lot. The success of this noble undertaking will; enhance an understanding of CP, facilitate expansion services nationwide thus ensuring that CP persons are rehabilitated to enable them realize their full potential.
The CPSK - IRA Charity Walk/Family Fun day is scheduled for 30th of June at the Nyayo Stadium at 8.00am.
For Further inquiries contact:
CPSK OFFICE: 0772040871, 0708829681