COVID-19 Intervention 2020
June 7, 2020 - Bunyore, Kenya
Partnering with Patrick Ominde Lisiolo, RRS sponsored the delivery of food and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) along with sanitizers for the disabled community in the locality of Bunyore, a province of western Kenya.
Patrick was the host of the RRS Disability Advocacy Conference in Nakuru in 2019. He reports that thanks to RRS, the community has received a “great wake-up call” to recognize those with disabilities. Consequently, the disabled, especially in rural areas, have become friends with his community.
He led community efforts to distribute supplies while also serving ready-made food and drinks to the disabled. Doctors participated, checking temperatures and counseling participants.
July 9, 2020 - Thika, Kenya
Training Interventionists in RDI after the Pan African Congress on Autism, RRS met the Senior Director of Autism School International, self described as “a comprehensive special-needs training center for children with autism and other learning disabilities.” Samson Kiiru explained to RRS “the people who are hit hard are parents with special needs children. The effect of COVID has badly affected their income.”
On July 9th, Samson distributed aid provided by RRS to 18 families from the Autism School and the society.
He reported they had not managed to visit others yet, because lockdown was only lifted the past Monday.
July 30, 2020 - Thika, Kenya
Once COVID restrictions lessened, more visits to families impacted by autism became possible. Some families of children with autism are very needy, requiring special diets and Pampers.
Samson Kiiru of Autism School International reported very touching stories from the group. Some attendees traveled from very far on foot, and Samson provided their return fares home.
Samson and his team were very glad for the opportunity in the villages meeting and serving humanity through the provision of RRS. He expressed gratitude for RRS participation and support.