Message from the KSLIA Chair February 2015

Message from the KSLIA Chair

February 2015

KSLIA is all of us. If KSLIA fails to deliver, it is all of us who have failed to deliver because the organization is simply our agent. We are the principals and our organization simply acts on our behalf. In a democratic dispensation, the organization is only one element co-existing in a social fabric of many varied organizations.

Members of an organization should share in the responsibility of joining with others to shape the future of the organization. As KSLIA members, we must take responsibility for the fate of our organization, in the end we will rejoice when we take the organization to the next level and achieve the progress that our hearts yearn for. This is what KSLIA leadership has endeavored to do together with those who mean well for the profession.

Therefore KSLIA office bearers act for the interests of the organization and not for personal interests. Where personal interests exist, the organizations’ interests must always carry the day. The current office bearers have therefore always acted for the interest of the organization. Some may not be pleased especially if they want to have their way. BUT anyone in our position would always do what the office demands i.e doing what is right to ensure the organizations’ interests always prevail.

Consequently, as an office, we may have rubbed some interpreters the wrong way as we execute our mandate BUT let it be clear to all of you that it is nothing personal. It is what the position we are in demands. It requires us to EXECUTE OUR MANDATE even when it doesn’t please everyone as long, as it is the right thing to do. This we will continue to do without fear or favour for the benefit of us all for it is the only way we can achieve the progress we yearn for.


God Bless you all

KSLIA National Chairperson

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KSLIA continues to support the establishment of a training program and a certification process for it's membership. KSLIA envisions its role in a three pronged approach - the three C's - Certification of members, Continuing education for the practicing Interpreters and Conflict resolution through enforcement of the Code of Ethics.

Kenyan Interpreters

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Notice for KSLIA Annual General Meeting to be held on 21st March 2009

Notice for KSLIA Annual General Meeting to be held on 21st March 2009

Dear Members/Stakeholders,

Notice hereby given for the meeting above. The meeting will be held at KSLRP offices at UoN Nairobi at 9am the agenda for this meeting are:-

1. Progress review 2008
2. Emerging issues and challenges
3. Ratification of the Code of Ethics/Standard business procedures/practice
4. WASLI Africa Rep update
5. Election of office bearers
6. 2009 plans

Please confirm you participation for the above meeting by sending and email or sms to the chair.


at your service.

Jack Owiti,
Chairman, KSLIA.
Kenyan Sign Language Interpreters Association,
Working towards quality standards in Sign Language Interpretation.
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Kevin said...

Glad to see KSLIA is moving forward! Wish you all the best this year!


Anonymous said...

KSLIA all I hope is that you will find a way of involving as many stakeholders as possible in your activities; including interpreters from outside Nairobi.

the Dancing Interpreter Diaries said...

Thanks for the feedback and best wishes! We are taking your comments seriously and making KSLIA better.




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