Leonard Cheshire, Copota donate wheelchairs

Tatenda Shunyai

09 April 2017, BIKITA

– Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) through Margareta Hugo (Copota) School for the blind and Jairos Jiri Association last week donated three wheelchairs to the disabled in Bikita under their initiative called Child Empowerment.

Those who benefited from the donation are Chido Munaye (16) from Pfumai village under Chief Budzi, Tawananyasha Chifamba (5) from Ticharwa Village under Chief Nerumedzo who suffers from Hydrocephalus and Princess Foroma (5) from Mapanga Village under Chief Mukanganwi.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Copota School head Simbarashe Manjere applauded the beneficiaries’ families for taking good care of the children.

“I am happy to see that these children are healthy and you are doing everything you can to take care of them. Now that we have brought the wheelchairs, we hope that it will somehow make their lives easier in terms of mobility,” he said.

Jairos Jiri Association representative in Bikita, Victor Chibaya also thanked LCDZ and Copota for their compassion for the disabled.

“I want to thank our partners LCDZ and Copota for remembering the disabled in the area of Bikita, we pray that they keep on supporting not only in this area but other areas in the country,” said Chibaya.

He encouraged people who live those with disabilities to be aware of their rights so that they do not become victims of such vices as sexual abuse.

The ceremony was also attended by other Copota staff and Jairos Jiri Association representatives.local

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