Airtel Malawi donated MK3 million to Malawi Against Physical Disabilities (MAP) exclusively for the procurement of 50 wheelchairs and 50 tricycles.
The donation, which was presented by Airtel Malawi Zonal Business Manager Christopher Chitosi took place on Tuesday at Airtel Limbe Offices in Blantyre.
According to Chitosi, as a caring brand, this donation is yet another factor to testify their commitment to supporting the welfare of the physically challenged so that their lives improve significantly.
He said they recognize the fact that lives of the handicapped continue to face numerous challenges due to inadequate support in rehabilitation, resources, treatment and indeed education.
“This donation shall therefore facilitate the movement of our dear brothers and sisters to access treatment, education and of course rehabilitation facilities. These wheelchairs and tricycles shall also assist the physically challenged to commute and participate in various social activities,” said Chitosi.
Chitosi said the wheelchairs and 50 tricycles will be given to people with special needs across the country.
He also saluted MAP for its continued efforts in addressing the welfare of people with special needs and said they hope with the expertise of MAP, the wheelchairs and tricycles will be effectively utilized and maintained in good condition so that they go a long way serving their intended purpose.
MAP Board Member Abdul Aziz Yassin thanked Airtel Malawi for what he described timely financial assistance.
He said they are optimistic that the gestures as demonstrated by Airtel Malawi will go a long way in inspiring ither institutuions to come forward and compliment this effort.
“We would like also to take this opportunity to appeal to you individual media houses to take our SOS across to the various institutions and individuals in Malawi to come forward and respond to our appeal. Airtel Malawi smiles for the physically disabled persons today, we have the hope and trust that Airtel, will continue to smile for the less privileged communities,” said Yassin.
He said the donation is a weighty sum of money which will see thirty persons being made mobile as MAP will make fifteen wheel chairs and fifteen tricycles.
MAP is an organization that was instituted in 1979 to provide medical rehabilitation to people who got disabled through a polio epidemic that swept across the country at that time.
The task of MAP was to in addition to outreach services that MAP provides to the rural communities, facility called Kachere Rehabilitation Centre was constructed to provided services to those requiring long term rehabilitation treatment.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :