Daniel is an electrician based in Isiolo.
His work not only involves handling gadgets and cutting cables, but also interacting with clients.
Unfortunately, Daniel is among more than 187,000 Kenyans living with hearing disabilities.
For many of them, including Daniel, the cost of assistive devices and hearing aids puts them out of reach.
Myspace Properties, a real estate firm with presence across the country, has embarked on supporting Kenyans living with hearing disabilities in a commendable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign.
Daniel is the latest beneficiary of the program. He received hearing aids following intervention from Myspace Properties CEO Mwenda Thuranira.
The hearing aids are sure to boost Daniel’s ability to engage clients and actively participate in the affairs of his community.
Thuranira observed that many people took for granted the ability to hear.
“Hearing is often taken for granted by normal people because people don’t understand how privileged they are to hear. I hope we can all participate and help people who are in need.
Thuranira noted that social acceptance would enable Kenyans living with disability to reach their full potential.
“Social acceptance and aid should motivate people to help others living with disabilities to shape the society to be a better place for all,” he maintained.