Galma Diba, one of the beneficiaries of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation has finally regained sight after 10 long years of total blindness. He now has something to celebrate about after a complicated life-changing operation that prevented him from a lifetime of blindness and enabled him to partially see, using one eye.
According to him, good vision is a gift and a hope he can never take for granted. It is something he thought he could never achieve in life. Having been dependent on other people to do everything, Galma is now a happy man and has even successfully completed his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, thanks to the life changing operation.
Galma is one of the beneficiaries of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation Bursary Scheme Program. In line with our mission of providing equal opportunity to all; the Foundation has played a key role in removing the barriers, creating solutions and expanding possibilities so that this boy and other people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.
We at the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation believe that, Literacy—the ability to read and write—is vital to a successful education, career, and quality of life in today’s world. Whether in the form of curling up with a good book, jotting down a phone number, making a shopping list, or writing a report, being literate means participating effectively at home and in society.
Although learning to read and write in traditional ways may not be possible when you cannot see or print on a page, there are many other paths to becoming literate. Learning to read and write in Braille can make a dramatic difference in the life of a visually impaired child or adult.
It is due to this, that we sponsored GALMA to undertake Braille studies in the Thika Salvation Army Primary School For the Blind, a longtime leader in vision loss professional development.