Monday, 18 June 2012
CPSK and IRA Media Launch
Insurance Regulatory Authority Partners with Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya to Promote Stigma Free Environment for Cerebral Palsy Victims
The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) today announced a donation of Ksh 2.5 million towards this year’s Cerebral Palsy Charity Walk, becoming the event’s title sponsor.
In sponsoring the walk, the Authority is responding to a low level of awareness with regard to the condition’s effects which often lead to stigma and discrimination. The event was hosted at the IRA offices and was presided over by the Authority’s CEO, Mr. Sammy Makove.
“Our commitment to the community, either through sponsorships or social responsibility programmes is based on the desire to improve and develop our society in areas: of education and community development. We work to align the objectives of our business with that of protecting and empowering the society and the world around us,” said Mr. Makove.
Speaking at the event CPSK representative, Jardine Mwangeka, expressed appreciation for the support offered by the Insurance Regulatory Authority as well as other CPSK regular supporters: Ascribe Kenya Ltd; Lillian Foundation; and Maple Management. Mrs. Mwangeka challenged other Kenyans to come on board and support this effort.
Renowned Kenyan artiste Daddy Owen is also a supporter of the initiative. His song “Mbona” is the theme song for the walk and talks about consideration for the disabled in the society.
The CPSK and title sponsor, IRA encouraged other organisations to support the Cerebral Palsy of Kenya Annual Charity Walk and help alleviate the challenges of the sufferers of this condition as well as their families.