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*update* Zack on his journey

By Charles Gichane

JUNE 9 – Safaricom, Kenya Red Cross and the Kenyan Paraplegic Organization (KPO) have pledged to donate Sh17 million over the next ten months to raise money for the construction of a Sh250 million rehab centre for spinal cord injury victims.

The announcement was made at the launch of a public campaign dubbed “Bring Zack Back Home”, and CEO of Safaricom Bob Collymore described the benefits of building the region’s first rehab center for paralyzed victims.

“The facility will provide rehabilitation, counseling, vital social care and support, as well as advocacy in raising awareness in society,” he revealed.

“It will carry out community outreach and home visits, as well as set up economic activity that will empower the residents,” he added.

Members of the public are being urged to donate at least one shilling a day for sixty days to prevent Zack…

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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