Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons
Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons (KPDP) was established in the year 1998 by Persons With Disabilities (PWD’s) in Kenya following a serious outcry by Persons With Disabilities for a strong Organization that voice and represent and articulate their needs. KPDP received its legal status in the year 1999 when it was duly registered as a National Non-Profit Non Governmental Organization to specifically address issues, concerns, needs and social-economic welfare of all Disabled Persons in Kenya.
Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons (KPDP) is both an advocacy and a service provider organization which is sensitizing Persons With Disabilities and the society at large on the rights of Persons With Disabilities and which is also advocating for appropriate legislation for Persons With Disabilities in Kenya.
Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons has a Board of Directors in place that are mainly Persons With Disabilities who formulate the organization’s policies and guidelines for the day-to-day operations.
Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons is a very unique organization in that it is the only current National Organization in Kenya that is carrying out advocacy programs as well as serving Persons With Disabilities in various ways. Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons is also the only National Organization that is addressing issues of physically challenged, mentally handicapped, visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired among others.