Current statistics show that an estimated 328,000 people are blind while another 750,000 are visually impaired in Kenya. Without the basic cane to assist them in getting around, many of them are dependent and immobile.
Invented in 1921, the white cane is the international symbol of independence, mobility and safety for people who are blind or visually impaired. It is white in colour to help make the user more visible to motorists and other road users. They are used to help with depth perception, and finding things like stairs and curbs. White canes are lightweight and can often be folded or collapsed to fit in a purse or backpack when not in use.
NAVI (New Age for the Visually Impaired) has embarked on a Special Campaign to empower 1000 visually impaired/blind people in Kenya by providing them with White Canes over the next 10 months. A basic White Cane retails at around One Thousand Kenya Shillings only (Kshs 1,000.00) and you can be a part of this great initiative by donating one or more canes.