We are excited to be back after a long silence since we started the Ability Project in 2018. As you will recall, last year, we worked with volunteers to map out Nairobi’s Central Business District, from University way to Haile Selassie Avenue and from Uhuru Highway to Tom Mboya Street. The idea behind the mapping was to establish which streets, building and offices were accessible. This year the Ability Project is back to take forward the work that we started last year. We have started with plans to build upon and improve the process so as to be more efficient and of course, more impactful by:
- Adding more locations to map to include a residential area, universities, malls etc.
- Getting volunteers for all ages and abilities (including persons with disabilities) so as to more accurately reflect our society.
- Present our findings and short documentary at a sensitisation event that we will organise and invite stakeholders, beneficiaries the general public and media to take part in.
Calling for VolunteersThis year we shall be mapping more areas in Nairobi with your help. We have resolved to map all streets and buildings Upperhill area, Westlands area, in Nyayo Estate (a residential neighbourhood), 7 university campuses around Nairobi and 6 malls. We shall also be mapping some of the high traffic government offices like the Huduma Centre in down town Nairobi, Ministry of Lands banking hall, Kenya Revenue Authority headquarters at Times Towers and more.
If you would like to be a part of the project, simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall be happy to have you.