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Huawei donates smartphones and tablets to Henry Wanyoike Foundation to be used by the visually impaired before The Henry Wanyoike Hope for The Future Run.

Huawei Kenya donated 16 smartphones and tablets to Henry Wanyoike Foundation in support of his initiative to support the visually impaired in Kenya during a visit to the firm to share his inspiring story with staff ahead of the Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future run scheduled on June 8, 2019.

Henry Wanyoike is a Kenyan world record holder of the 5,000m Sydney Paralympics held in 2000. He is also a gold medalist in the 10,000m Athens Paralympics held in 2004 and won a bronze medal at the 5,000m Beijing Paralympics in 2008. Henry continues to participate in International Paralympic marathons and National races.
A huge gap in education, health, inequalities, consumption and production affects the estimated one billion people globally living with disabilities. Many of these people with disabilities (PWD) suffer from poor medical care and access to medical services, high poverty levels, discrimination and high unemployment rates, which consequently lead to low creativity and productivity levels. It is for this reason that heformed the Henry Wanyoike Foundation to assist other blind people cope with these challenges.
With Huawei’s aim of bridging the digital divide and supporting local communities, the devices donated by Huawei will be used in schools and social groups that are supported by the Henry Wanyoike Foundation.

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Through these devices and the use of specific apps with accessibility functions, the visually impaired will be able to access user friendly applications that provide independence and access to key offline and online services such as messaging, speed dial, calendar, voice SMS, note recorder, GPS, audio library with books and periodicals.
Digital literacy is a major contributor to economic growth.
Accessibility of ICT resources and infrastructure is vital in providing a conducive learning environment. Huawei is committed to driving the digital economy agenda in areas where it operates and believes that this can only be done by inclusion and in conjunction with the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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