Winfred G. Mugure
University of Nairobi
Ms. Mugure, who has tetraplegia, has made it her mission to empower people with disabilities in Kenya. She is conducting research at the University of Nairobi to assess the effects of psycho-social adjustment, economic independence and personal development of spinal cord injury survivors and their reintegration into schools and gainful employment. The goal of the study is to influence review of disability policies at the national level. Through counseling, therapy, and sourcing of orthoses and mobility devices, Ms. Mugure is also helping to enhance these individuals’ independence and accessibility to learning institutions and places of work.