AYUDH Kenya – Youth wing of NGO – Embracing the World Kenya (an affiliation of M. A. Math Charitable Trust Kenya) has donated White Canes to the Visually Impaired over the years as part of the WHITE C(R)ANE initiative. With more than 3000 canes already distributed through various donations, we have distributed a further 20,000+ white canes to Visually Impaired persons nationwide in Kenya.
A White Cane is a device used by people who are blind or Visually Impaired.
The White Cane is a universal symbol of independence for blind people, enabling them to navigate their way in confidence, safety and dignity. Through our project, we have chosen the symbol of a white crane, epitomizing a sense of hope and freedom that a cane can bring to the blind, like wings to a dove.
See Through my World is the official theme song for the White C(r)ane Project. Ayudh Kenya through Tanya Martin (Goodwill Ambassador Embracing the World Kenya) wrote and sang the theme song.
This was a valuable opportunity for us to showcase that our often overlooked loved ones with disabilities like being visually impaired are extremely talented individuals. As has been mentioned on numerous occasions, disability does not mean inability, and this can be seen in the “See Through My World” music video. The musicians, actors and contributors with exception of Tanya Martin are all visually impaired. The White C(r)ane Project would also like to extend many thanks to Amb. Dr Amina Mohammed, C.S Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage, for acknowledging our efforts towards shedding light on the need for empowering the visually impaired.
See Through my World!
WCP Launch with Safaricom
Safaricom PLC, through the Diversity and Inclusion Unit, together with Safaricom Foundation partnered with AYUDH Kenya to distribute 20,000 assistive devices (white canes) to #visuallyimpaired Children and Youth in Kenya.
WCP Partnership with Mama Ibado Foundation
Ayudh Kenya distributed 30 white canes and food hampers in partnership with Mama Ibado Foundation to visually impaired individuals from the Shiatsu Massage Group. A further 30 white canes and food hampers were distributed in Isiolo through this partnership.
Rotary Karengata partners for World Sight Day 2020
In light of World Sight Day - 8th Oct 2020 Rotary Club of Karengata partnered with Ayudh Kenya to distribute 50 white canes to visually impaired individuals and their families along with Safaricom.
Ayudh Kenya marks International White Cane Day
Ayudh Kenya in partnership with Safaricom, Kenya Society for the Blind, Kenya Union of the Blind and Lions Club Huru came together to mark International White Cane Day on 15th Oct 2020 by distributing white canes and refreshments to the blind.