NONDO is a Public Benefit Organization (BPO) that advocates for the inclusion and participation of persons with disability from Northern Kenya in the society. NONDO is the first disabled persons organization (BPO) to exclusively target Northern Kenya.
Mission To advocate for the rights, inclusion and participation of persons with disability from Northern Kenya in all spheres of lives.
Vision A society where persons with disability have a voice and space to participate and live dignified lives.
Motto: …Able to do things differently
How we do it
To achieve our objectives, our main intervention approach is advocacy. We believe that when persons with disability in this region, and the world at large, have a voice and space to participate, they live meaningful lives and the society is progressive. Some of the approaches that NONDO utilize include; inclusive sports, media engagement and litigation (legal processes).
Our Thematic Areas
- Health and Rehabilitation
- Social and Economic Empowerment
- Non-discrimination – gender, faith and creed, age and race.
- Accountability Team-Spirit
About Northern Kenya
Northern Kenya is a vast arid and semi-area that covers 7 counties: Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera. Since independence, the area has suffered marginalization and isolation from the rest of the country. As a result of this, its inhabitants are extremely poor. Occupying the lowest rungs of the economic ladder, however, are persons with disability. The region shares a border with South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Somalia. Border communities in these countries have had a predictable pattern of incursion and violence mostly tied to resources, clans and inter-community feuds. Access to basic social services such as health, sanitation and education is low. Many different communities (mostly nomads) such as Somali, Borana, Gabra, Rendile, Samburu, Turkana, Burji share limited resources such as grazing land and water. This increases changes of collision. Tribal clashes, cattle rustling and banditry are a common occurrence in many areas.
Persons With Disability (PWDS) in Northern Kenya
PWDS in Northern Kenya know all too well the perils of marginalization. They suffer the tragedy of double-marginalization: living in a punishing, forgotten terrain and have to compete for the same opportunities with able-bodied persons. In this region, disability is viewed as a curse and a burden to the society. This exacerbates their stereotyping, profiling and stigmatization.