03 April 2017, MASVINGO
– Humanitarian organisation Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) last week donated a Toyota Hilux double cab 2016 edition to Margaret Hugo (Copota) Primary School for the blind.
The car was received by Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) Education Secretary Samson Shava, Copota head Simbarashe Manjere, Tapiwa Madamombe, LCDZ provincial coordinator Jerad Maguta and Farai Chikwature from the organisation’s offices in Harare.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, LCDZ programmes manager Greaterman Chivandire said the car will assist in community rehabilitation programmes.
“The vehicle was acquired to assist in the implementation of the Community Based Rehabilitation Programme. It will also assist in ensuring that services reach every person with a disability within their areas of residence.
“This car will make it easier for our provincial team to access communities that have people living with disabilities so that they can be empowered,” said Chivandire.
Speaking during at the event, Shava said the vehicle will assist the team in assessment work as well as in the identification of community members who need assistance.
“The organisation will use the vehicle to conduct the necessary programmes and activities. With this vehicle, it will be easy to access all communities and to make follow ups where there is need,” said Shava.
Last year, LCDZ, through Copota, donated a wheel chair to a rape victim in Zaka and assisted in her successful pursuit of justice which later saw the rapist being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.local