Thursday, November 26, 2009


Julius Kasifu, a local farmer could not hide his joy and appreciation after the introduction of internet in Entasopia Village in Magadi Division a place where no one would think of having internet, located approximately 150 km west of Nairobi and linked with a dusty, rocky road Google put up internet to help the community get enlightened.

Since the inception of internet at the village, many people have benefited out of it. Julius Kasifu who despite of his disability has been a frequent user of the internet at the Community Information Center. He runs a blog that highlights issues of disabled people within Magadi division.

Kasifu runs a project called Tuko Disabled Group that highlights the issues affecting the disabled people in Magadi Division and he has formed a blog that talks on the issues of disability. He uses the blog to campaign on issues affecting the disabled by echoing out their hidden voices and showing the real issues affecting the disabled people.

With the use of internet, he has uploaded a short video showing the plight of the disabled people. Kasifu is now a happy villager because he can reach out the larger community and share more on the plight of the disabled people living in Magadi division thanks Arid Lands Information Network who put up the information center.

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