- About us
- Our Programmes
Kisumu Disabled Self Help Group has been rebranded. Our identity, strategies and focus area remain the same. The reason for rebranding is because we realized a while back that we’d grown away from our original status as a self help group into a more vibrant and bigger organization. We were no longer the small and confined self help group we started out as, so we needed to update our brand to match our new status as a community based organization with a much bigger mandate, larger network and wider programme coverage area. As such, Kisumu Disabled Self help Group (KIDSEG) was re-born.
Kisumu Disabled Self help Group with acronym KDSHG now known as Kisumu Disabled Self help Group with acronym KIDSEG was registered as a community development organization, non-partisan, non-political, non-profit making organization based in western Kenya. KIDSEG started its operations beginning of 2003 as a non-profit community based organization. We recognize that successful community initiatives sponsored locally or internationally depend on an enabling system that builds community capacity. An Board of 5 members manages the Organization. The Board composition includes members who are recognized for their leadership in their respective fields of activity.
The organization works closely with the relevant government ministries at all levels, other NGO’s/CBO’s, Aid and development agencies whose interest concerns promotion and improvement of quality of life for men and women in rural and urban poor communities. Since inception the organization has been able to implement the following projects: civic education and awareness programs, community health projects and income generating projects.
KIDSEG engages young people with disabilities in social entrepreneurship in which we integrate livelihood into health efforts. We train these young people in business and technical skills, mentoring them into business venture then providing them with seed funds for start up businesses or boost the existing ones. During these trainings, we also build their capacity in HIV/AIDS/RH.
KIDSEG engages people with disabilities in social entrepreneurship in which we integrate livelihood into health efforts. We train PWD in business and technical skills, mentoring them into business venture then providing them with seed funds for start up businesses or boost the existing ones. During these trainings, we also build their capacity in HIV/AIDS/RH.
KIDSEG advocates for the rights of PWDs through civic education and awareness. KDHSG also implement programmes that focus on socio-economic empowerment of orphans and vulnerable children. We educate them, provide them with basic needs and address their health issues among others. KIDSEG implements programmes that address community health in general. These programmes focus on HIV/AIDS and other STIs prevention, reproductive health and drug and alcohol abuse.
KIDSEG operates within Winam division, Kondele and Manyatta locations in Kisumu East District. Our offices are located at Kaloleni Social Hall next to Chief’s office. The organization also has an income generating project at Dunga and Orongo in Kisumu where they practice poultry farming
Vision: To see a society where people with disabilities are healthy and are actively involved in development initiatives.
Mission: To involve people with disabilities in activities that promotes dignity and well being through engaging them in advocacy, information dissemination and socio-economic empowerment programmes.
Our Core Values
Hard work: This is one of the driving forces for our organization. The successes of our programmes are all bestowed on accelerated efforts.
Integrity: Honesty, transparency and accountability among our members and volunteers has ensured openness amongst us and this has made our work easy.
Respect: This is one thing that we have encouraged our members and volunteers to observe. This has promoted full participation
Team work: A united organization will always bear success. We as an organization have ensured that all our work for the community is well coordinated.
Innovation: Initiating new and unique ideas in our programmes has ensured that our programmes are derived from the needs of our target category of the community addressing issues that have been overlooked by other organizations.
KIDSEG Aims and Objectives
The following are the aims and objectives of Kisumu Disabled Self help Group line with its vision and mission statements.