EDAN
Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network
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EDAN's Secretariat

Dr. Samuel Kabue, Executive Secretary


Dr. Kabue received his training from the University of Birmingham where he graduated with Masters of Education Degree (Special Education). He holds a Masters of Education Degree (Administration and Language Teaching) and Bachelors of Education Degree (English and History) from the University of Nairobi. In 2012, Dr. Kabue graduated with Masters degree in Theology from St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya. His exemplary work saw him being awarded  Doctor of Divinity degree by the Senate of Serampore University, India in 2011. Dr. Kabue, who became visually impaired at the age of sixteen, is an avid advocate of the rights of persons with Disabilities.

Acknowledging that the concerns of persons with disabilities in their relationship not only with the church but also the general society needed to be given impetus at the World Council of Churches (WCC), Dr. Kabue and nine other disability advisors who attended the WCC 8th Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1998, established EDAN as an initiative that would place this work in the hands of persons with disabilities.

He is involved in various national, regional and international disability movements such as National Council of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM Kenya), Eastern Africa Federation of the Disabled (EAFOD), Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD), World Committee on Disability, and Civil Society Organization Think Tank among others. He is currently the General Secretary of Disabled People International (DPI) and serves as a judge of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Annual Award to states.

Dr. Samuel Kabue is an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (P. C. E. A) and the current Chairman of the Congregational Board. A man of many talents, he has a passion for development, is a management consultant and Trainer.


Ms. Anjeline Okola Charles, Programme Officer


She has been with EDAN since its inception in 1999. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Disability and Development. Born of blind parents and having grown up in a school for the blind, Anjeline has been troubled by the negative culture, attitudes and practices that have been  hindrance towards  active participation of persons with disabilities in church and social life and hence her desire to advocate for their inclusion in spiritual, social, economic and structural life of the church and society. An epitome of a dedicated worker, Anjeline aspires to see the church embrace the reality that persons with disabilities are people made in the image of God and are not a distortion of that image or lesser images but are equal, whole and complete images of God.


Ms. Syovata Kilonzo,  Communication Assistant                                                                                                                                                                              
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Public Relations from Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

 

Ms. Esther Mwai, Administrative Officer          

She is a CPA(K) holder. Her father worked with the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services, Kenya for many years as a Rehabilitation Officer. Through his fathers work, Esther had an opportunity to interact with physically disabled persons. His fathers determination to rehabilitate physically disabled persons back to the society inspired her to champion for their rights. At an early age, she came to appreciate that we are all made in God's image. She is determined to see that persons with disabilities change their attitude and show the world that disability is not inability. Families and the society should also change their attitude towards people with disabilities.

Working with EDAN gives her a platform to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. She aspires to see the society and the Church embrace people with disability. Her desire is to see people with disability live with dignity.

 

Mr. Daniel Kigen, Office Assistant

He also serves EDAN  as a driver. He joined EDAN in January 2014. He has previously worked with persons with disabilities. Daniel takes on his duties with determination and diligence.

 

 

 

 

 






 

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