James’ dedication to disability empowerment is demonstrated through his achievements within the industry, each one implementing steps to generate big change.
“I founded an organisation called Autism Support Centre (Kenya) in 2012, and a parent support group called Differently Talented Society of Kenya,” he explains.
“As a leader in disability in Kenya, I have been at the forefront in creating autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion especially in a country where disability stigma is a major impediment to empowerment of people with disability.
“I have been involved in creating innovative programs to raise autism awareness and empower young people with autism and other developmental disabilities.”
James hopes to change the stigma surrounding disability, encouraging people to make the most out of the life they have through education and social connection.
His ongoing contributions in the disability sector will continue to have an important impact on its future, providing optimism and opportunity for all people in society.
“I am proud of my performance so far and hope not to just acquire a degree at the end of my course but be inspired to be the change the world needs and more so, the change Africa needs in matters to do with disability.”
Learn more about James’ work at Autism Support Centre (Kenya).