Should governments offer cash award for marriage by persons with a disability to a person yet to be disabled? Author Mugambi Paul.

Some nations in Asia and some African countries have started to embrace support by governments to offer cash awards for marriages by persons with disabilities and persons yet to be disabled.
Moreover, in some countries it has been a practice done through religion.
Some say it is enhancing inclusion while others say it’s an exclusion of an already marginalized persons with disabilities by interfering with the individual choices and autonomy.
In other words, religion has been crucial in promoting marriages among persons with disabilities to persons who are yet to be disabled. In some cultures, this seemed to be practiced in order to secure the unmarried individuals with disabilties although this was not correctly celebrated like other marriages.

It seems now some government want to emulate this practice.
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give cash award of `2.5 lakh to a persons yet to be disabled for marrying a Person
with Disability (PwD). BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to promote social harmony, Odisha Government
has decided to give cash award of 2.5 lakh to persons yet to be disabled for
marrying a Person with Disability (PwD). The Social Security and
Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) department has
floated a new scheme that promises an incentive of Rs 2.5 lakh to be
provided for the wedding between a person who is yet to b e disabled irrespective of
category of disability and a PwD so as to mainstream the latter in the
society.
While the ST/SC Development department has already announced the cash incentive of `2.5 lakh for marriage between SC/ST and other caste, earlier the government was paying `50,000 for the marriage between PwDs. “The enhanced incentive will enable the couple to lead a normal and dignified life and also encourage people to marry a PwD,” said an official of SSPED.
As decided, the financial incentive will be given to the newlywed couple after proper scrutiny. To avail the reward, the bridegroom and bride must have completed 21 and 18 years of age respectively at the time of marriage and either of spouses must have not availed the incentive award under the scheme earlier. The marriage must have been dowry free.
The couple has to apply for it along with their marriage registration certificate. The incentive amount will remain fixed in the joint account of the couple and they can withdraw under joint signature after three years.

Sighted persons ask: What is braille? Author Mugambi Paul

Fortunately, being blind myself and with my lived social interactions with different individuals and levels.
Many have asked me severally how does a blind person communicate, access or deliver information.
When I tell them that I am grateful for our hero and father Mr. Louis they are surprised.
They don’t know if it wasn’t for him, I would be hidden somewhere in a cage or even a beggar in one of the markets in my country of origin.
As a global citizen I pay tribute to Mr. Louis who ensured that those who have seeing difficulties can be able to participate in the competitive world in all spheres of life.
Braille is a system used by people who are visually impaired to write and read. The Braille system was invented by Louis Braille, who was blind at early ages but good at learning. In 1825, inspired by a military code used by soldiers to communicate at night without lights, he invented the nonlinear writing system. In Braille’s system, each letter consists of six dot positions arranged in two columns with three dots each. Different letters are represented by the numbers and positions of raised dots. It should be noted that the first ten letters of the alphabet in Braille system also represent 10 digits, namely, 1 to nine and 0. So how do you differentiate a digit or a letter in text? Well, there is a special symbol called “Number Follows”, which always precedes a symbol that indicating a digit. These is also another symbol called “Capital Letter” that functions similarly, indicating the following letter is in capital. Lets meeti in the disability Sausage YouTube channel for much more.
The views expressed here are for the author and do not represent any agency or organization.
Mugambi Paul is a public policy, diversity, inclusion and sustainability expert.
Australian Chief Minister Award winner
“excellence of making inclusion happen”

Why the down under Aare already in the new year 2021? Author MUGAMBI Paul

Why the down under Aare already in the new year 2021?
Author MUGAMBI Paul
Hi consumers of my platform and those who enjoy he disability sausage:
,
I want to wish you a happy New Year!
May 2021 be filled with lots of love, health, happiness, and achieved goals.
I truly wish that for you, readers and listeners.
But remember…
This won’t just randomly happen.
You need to plan for it, put in the effort, and keep working on yourself.
No one is going to hand success to you in 2021. It’s all you.
You have to be proactive about it.
One thing I always do at the end of the year to ensure I’m proactive about my goals, growth, and performance, is to take some time for planning & reflection.
First, I look back on the year to see what lessons I’ve learned, what I've done right, and where I can improve for the next year.
Here are a few questions I’ve asked myself in the past few days:
• What did I learn this year? How did this year make me stronger and better?
• What 3-5 tasks and projects gave me the best business/financial results?
• What were my main sources of negativity and unhappiness?
• What were my main sources of positivity and happiness?
These questions help me shine a light on what I should do more and less of in the next year.
This helps to avoid the same energy-drainers year after year, while it also helps to stay focused on the things that significantly add to my health, happiness, and business success.
Then, I take the time to think about the next year. I mean, how can you expect to have your most successful year if you don’t plan for it?
Therefore, I ask myself the following questions:
• What will my main intention be for this year?
• If I could only achieve one goal this year, what would it be?
• Which tasks, projects, and activities should I focus more on for optimal health, wealth, and business success?
• How can I make sure all of the above will actually be done and doesn't just stay a wish? (for example, already plan certain tasks & activities in your schedule, reach out to an accountability partner, already commit to things by paying for it, signing up, making appointments, etc.)
These are the questions I’ve been asking myself these past days, and I highly encourage you to do something similar!
Remember, 2021 won’t magically become your most successful year.
You have to plan for it, put in the effort, and keep working on yourself.
You got this.
To Your Most Successful Year,

I believe in diversity and inclusion.

The views expressed here are for the author and do not represent any agency or organization.
Mugambi Paul is a public policy, diversity, inclusion and sustainability expert.
Australian Chief Minister Award winner
“excellence of making inclusion happen”

Why Kenya doesn’t deserve another Mathare Mental hospital! Author: Paul Mugambi

In 2017, the CRPD Committee adopted general comment No. 5 on Article 19 on living independently and being included in the community, which clearly stated the obligation of States Parties to adopt a plan for deinstitutionalization, including the closure of current institutions and not to build new ones. Yet, without quality community services and support for parents, institutions are seen to provide better care than children with disabilities would receive at home.
By drawing on the experiences of parents, advocates, NGOs, and public officials, this is due to the November pronouncement by Kenya that it has budgeted for a new modern mental health institution instead of strengthening families. In the latest Kenyan escapades, the duty bearers are ensuring that persons with psycosocial disabilities do not access community empowerment activities by pushing the agenda of institutionalization!
Is this what organizations of persons with disabilities in Kenya want?
Are these the thoughts of care giver of persons with intellectual and psycosocial disabilities?
Has the current Mathare hospital served its purpose and now we want a modern and larger institution?
It’s not just enough to take back the gains of the individuals, advocates and care givers of persons with disabilities.!
Let’s meet on disability sausage YouTube channel as we up pack why community related solutions are more beneficial than the idea of institutionalization of persons with psychosocial disabilities.
They are individuals with rights and deserve the best.
Defending the rights of the already marginalized groups with a sector is not an easy ride.
We need to have a debate!

The views expressed here are for the author and do not represent any agency or organization.
Mugambi Paul is a public policy, diversity, inclusion and sustainability expert.
Australian Chief Minister Award winner
“excellence of making inclusion happen”

Will the SDGS be relevant after the Covid pandemic?

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmingly has negatively impacted persons with disabilities in various ways. Historical inequalities have resurfaced, discrimination has increased, and the push for inclusion has become more challenging. Dialogues on leaving no one behind, reaching the furthest behind first and inclusion in the pandemic world are largely being neglected or not a priority. This poses the fundamental question for persons with disabilities: is it still important to advocate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Moreover, will the Goals and targets be instrumental to build a better, more inclusive and equal world for all?
#Covid_19: you have transformed the globe like never before!
Will the organizations of persons with disabilities sustain the demand for implementation of global commitments by the duty bearers?

Let’s meet on disability sausage maker YouTube channel for more insights!

The views expressed here are for the author and do not represent any agency or organization.
Mugambi Paul is a public policy, diversity, inclusion and sustainability expert.
Australian Chief Minister Award winner
“excellence of making inclusion happen”

Is Safaricom the Kenyan Giant ready for this challenge? Author: Paul M. Mugambi

WhatsApp Payments is now available with ICICI Bank, SBI, HDFC for all users in India.
The Facebook-owned messaging app has partnered with banks including State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI and Axis Bank.
WhatsApp was granted approval by NPCI to go live in November 2020.

Days after its announcement, WhatsApp Payments is now available with ICICI Bank, SBI, HDFC for all users in India. The Facebook-owned messaging app has partnered with banks including State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI and Axis Bank. to make the feature available for Indian users. WhatsApp was granted approval by NPCI to go live in November 2020. The payment method will let WhatsApp users transfer and receive money on the platform.

Talking about the partnership with banks, Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp, India said, “We’re excited and privileged to partner with State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and AXIS Bank to bring simple and secure digital payments to WhatsApp users across India. UPI is a transformative service and we jointly have the opportunity to bring the benefits of our digital economy and financial inclusion to a large number of users who have not had full access to them before.”

Bijith Bhaskar, head, digital channels and partnership at ICICI Bank has said that over the months more than two million users have adopted banking services on WhatsApp. "Keeping the convenience in mind, we introduced banking services on WhatsApp in April. The initiative helped our customers bank conveniently and remotely without visiting the branch during the pandemic. We have seen an encouraging response from our customers. Over two million users have adopted banking services on WhatsApp in this short span. Now with WhatsApp Payments, there is a unique opportunity to scale essential financial services to people all over the country with ease," he said.

Here is how you can enable the feature on your phone

— If you have not received the WhatsApp Payments feature despite updating the app, you need to look for someone who has the Payments feature enabled on their phones.
— Ask the user with a payment feature to send you a “payment notification” in your chat. A payment notification can be sent by tapping on Payments in the chat sharing options
— When you receive a payment notification from the contact, WhatsApp will ask you to set up your payment account.
— Once you click on the “Set Up” option you will be able to create a payments account on WhatsApp.

“We’ve been working on this with the National Payments Corporation of India, who oversee everything to make sure it’s secure and reliable. And we’ve built it using India’s Unified Payments Interface, which makes it easy for anyone to instantly accept payments across different apps -- and for companies to provide people with great services,” Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had said about the launch.

WhatsApp has rolled out the feature in Brazil and India but the feature would be available in Mexico, UK, Spain and Europe in the future.
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