By Obegi Malack
Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) has partnered with Centrum Berliner Medical Centre in Kiserian for a Free Medical Outreach on 10th February 2023.
Deputy Academic Registrar Training Johanna Mweu who representing Director KISE in the partnership meeting at CentrumBerliner said they partnered in medical camps, outreaches and academic exchange programs.
They also partnered in sign language training and interpretation, capacity building, research and staff mobility among other related topics.
CentrumBerliner Managing Director Roisa Kerry said the partnership will see the centre reach out for more people to access services at affordable rates.
This will also solve challenges of access to health care and reduce workload in public health facilities.
She called on the community to turn out for the free medical outreach, the medical centre will offer free consultation and treatment for patients.
They will be offering free consultation and treatment on, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, hearing assessment, parents’ sensitization, autism spectrum and musculoskeletal related conditions, among other related conditions.
Experts from Belgium Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing assessment , psychology among other specialities will be around and will provide the specialities.Other partners include ; Sinai Hospital, Andy Speaks for Special Needs Persons Africa and Neuro souls.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ezekiel Mecha from the University of Nairobi (UoN) who are also partners.
KISE is a government institution mandated to carry out functions such as; conducting in-service courses for personnel working in all fields of special needs education, it functions as a resource centre for the production and dissemination of information to the general public on special needs and disabilities.
The institution also conduct research in special needs education and maintain, repair, design, produce and assemble special materials and equipment for persons with special needs and disabilities.