The NAL braille section was invited to participate as exhibitors at the Kenyatta university fifth disability day which took place on Friday 21st 2014. The theme for the day being “Breaking Barriers: an inclusive University. The commemoration of the day was to provide an opportunity to raise awareness of disability and accessibility and to realize the full and equal participation of students with disabilities in all activities.
James Njoroge and Esther Odanga attended the occasion showcasing braille material and equipment used by the visually impaired and available at the Nairobi Area Library, the equipment included the TOPAZDesktop VideoMagnifier, Perkins Brailler and the Proclaimer talking Bible. Among the guests who visited the stand were the vice chancellor Kenyatta University Prof. Olive M. Mugenda and the guest of honor Kristina Kenyatta Prad, EBS.
GOODBYE OUR EUNICE
Our dear Eunice, As you retire,
Keep a firm grip on your perspective.
Life is not measured so much by the quantity
Of days but by their quality
Retirement is a time
For feeling glad to be alive.
A time when friendships blossom
And enthusiasms thrive.
Bring your all to bear
Upon the coming days of your life
So that each day will be the fulfillment
Of a hope, a dream.
Fill your days with beautiful memories
And joyful moments.
Don’t retire from life
But continue to experience
All that life has to offer.
Our dear Eunice,
Life after retiring
Is the first sip of an aged wine,
That slept in a barrel but never complained That never forgot the knowledge it gained To become an elixir that tastes so divine;
A drink you can just keep on admiring…
Days after retiring
Are suns that reveal the stars, the moon
The lanterns, the fireflies, all of lights
That always stay on in the darkening nights
And with the evening’s slow lulling time
Is a wisdom that’s ever so inspiring.
Now our good colleague
You have a chance to do special things You always wished you could. Retirement is a special time
For knowing…life is real good!
Just remember that in retirement
You switch bosses from the one who hired you
To the one who married you!
May you always be a good companion to your new boss!
May your pockets, Eunice
Hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine so bright on your window pane
And may the rainbow be certain
To follow each rain in your life
May the caring and loving hand of a friend
Always be near you
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!
Kindly our good sister and mother
As you retire
Kindly share your wisdom and your knowledge
See the gift of retirement
As a gift of new horizons!
Share with us your milk of kindness
Teach us how we can emulate your good deeds
And impart on us
The fear of God and to live a life worthy of
Honour and admiration Congratulations on your retirement And as sure as the sun sets in the west We will surely miss you, mum!
The Day of African Child was marked by knls through a celebration event organized at the Nairobi Area Library. About 450 children from ten schools participated in the event. Some of the activities that characterized the event included reading, singing, plays, poetry, question and answer sessions and presentations (comedy and play) from the Churchill show team members.
The importance of obedience of children was emphasized as well as the importance of education to their lives.
The Kids festival is an event organized by laugh industry targeting to offer lots of fun and talent activities to children. knls was among the main sponsors for this year’s event which was hosted at Carnivore grounds. The event’s theme was “learning and fun edition”. knls used this opportunity to promote reading among the children. 3 libraries within the knls network participated in the event namely Buruburu, Kibera and Nairobi Area. The objective of knls in participating in the event was to promote a reading culture among the children, promote reading as fun and create awareness on library services.
The event kicked off at 9 am with various activities that kept the kids entertained. The event’s program included a two-hour reading session whereby all children were allowed to visit the reading corner. knls booth comprised of 2 reading tents and a mobile library. Knls team hosted and interacted with approximately 3000 visitors. Besides reading, children were also engaged in painting, modelling, colouring, drawing, and reading competition. The winners were awarded with story books. Visitors were also encouraged to subscribe to knls membership.
The climax of the event was a mega concert hosted by Churchill with performances by local gospel artists and renowned comedians as well as talented kids.
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