Disability awareness helps in subsiding the stereotypical mindset of the society and providing vast opportunities for everyone to get involved in creating a positive, inclusive society.
SEP has organized and attended a huge variety of awareness events with information stands, presentations, and use of local media. On these occasions SEP distributes brochures which explain in English and Kiswahili different conditions.
The Sibling and Peer Workshops have led young children and adolescents to gain empathy and have positive attitudes. This particular attitude then further grows on an individual, making them better citizens as they mature.
The awareness walks have been organized with school communities in Mwiki Githurai, Mukuru, and Kibra in cooperation with other stakeholders. In 2021 SEP had an awareness road event in partnership with Maria Njeri Foundation in Kikuyu and with Stella Cometa in Machakos county.
The theatre performances were facilitated by the children and adolescents to bring their messages to the community in Mwiki, Ruiru, and the National Museum in partnership with The Theatre Company, and in Buruburu, Kibra, Kahawa Sukari, Mukuru, and Mimosa in partnership with Sarakasi. The latest sibling workshop in 2021 took place in Kikuyu in partnership with Maria Njeri Foundation.
The fashion show by children and youth with disabilities organized in April 2019 was an amazing event that created awareness on disabilities, inclusion, and talents. The event was covered by different media houses (see link for the Fashion Hub Extra coverage). Enjoy the video produced by Front Pace with the highlights of the show!
Unfortunately the fashion show scheduled for April 2020 had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.