Dyslexia Organization Kenya (DOK) has in the past held a number of activities to create awareness on the existence of dyslexia in Kenya. The most recent event, held on April 9, 2016, at the Alma Hotel, Kitengela, was a teachers training workshop on early diagnosis and intervention and developing an IEP for learners with dyslexia. The training brought together over 40 participants (parents and teachers) from Kajiado County.
In line with the organization’s mission, DOK has intensified its desire to engage the general public and raise awareness of dyslexia to address the needs of the pupils, youth, and adults in Kenya who have dyslexia. Some examples of DOK’s activities in this area follow:
- Media campaign (audio and visual): DOK staff have been actively engaged in radio and television interviews, shows and forums focusing on learning disabilities and especially dyslexia. Both national and vernacular media were visited.
- Information sharing meetings: DOK held training workshops, seminars, and parent meetings in schools. A number of teachers and parents were trained on and engaged in identifying and intervening on behalf of students with dyslexia.
Below is a list of past events DOK has also engaged in the following to raise awareness of dyslexia:
- Presentation on Dyslexia at Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA), Kajiado County (9/16/15)
- Dyslexia Talk to Parents at Bethany Academy (10/8/15)
- Dyslexia Awareness Campaign: Breakfast Show on Citizen TV (10/26/15)
- Awareness at Rare Gem Talent School (10/31/15)
- Dyslexia Talk to Parents at Vineyard School (11/3/15)
- Focus on Dyslexia Show: EBRU TV (11/13/15)
- Dyslexia Talk to Parents at Greenyard School Ngong (11/18/15)
- Inooro TV: Local TV Station Broadcasting “Kikuyu” Language (12/10/15)
- Interview at Nation FM Radio (1/12/16)
- Dyslexia Workshop in Rongai Organized by Vicodec (1/18/16-1/19/16)
- Inooro Radio Interview (1/27/16)
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