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Nqobile Masuku Foundation donates to people with disabilities

04 Jun 2018 at 07:33hrs | Views
On Africa Day Nqobile Masuku Foundation donated wheelchairs, 100 crutches and 120 white canes to people with disabilities in Bulawayo.

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Nqobani Masuku, said he had always been moved by those people with disabilities who seemed to be neglected in societies and his dream was to help them so that they can actively and meaningfully participate in community development.

He said, "The reason we are donating wheelchairs, crutches and white canes is to allow people with disabilities to be active people in society and for them to be able to move from one place to another without any difficulties."

The event was graced by the Minister of State for Bulawayo Province, Angelina Masuku who complimented the work of Nqobile Masuku Foundation stating that it was admirable for them to intervene in helping people with disability.

"We have to learn from this organisation that giving to the less fortunate is an important thing to do in our societies. We have to learn from their work that they are doing considering the difficulties in our country", said Masuku.

The Mpopoma-Pelandaba Member of Parliament, Joe Tshuma was in support of the goodwill expressed by the Foundation as he praised their work. He applauded the organisation for taking such a drastic measure in helping the deprived in our societies.

"What Nqobani Masuku Foundation has done is very commendable and we should all be inspired, it is good to help people who are underprivileged," Tshuma said.

The Councillor of Ward 13 Pelandaba, Lot Siziba was also at the Youth Arena and he described the work of Nqobani Foundation as masterclass.

Siziba said, "It is pure masterclass to see a young man such as Nqobani and his team do such amazing work. We would like to thank also Maternity and Newly Born Care and Mamio for assisting the foundation make this event a success."

In addition, Anorld Munyikwa, a board member of the Bulawayo Disabled Development Trust thanked the foundation for helping his organisation's beneficiaries.

One of the beneficiaries is a 11-year-old boy, Olert Nyoni, who has had to be carried by his mother Pretty Nyoni as they could not afford anything to aid his mobility.

Nyoni told NANGO Western Region staff that Olert has struggled to assosciate with his peers because he cannot play with other kids. She said she has always been pained to see the limitations that come with her son's condition.

"Olert has been on a wheelchair for six years and he has never walked on his own because I could not afford to buy him crutches. We will always remember this moment because now he can learn to walk on his own," Nyoni said.

Olert is among people with disabilities who benefited from the genorisity of Nqobile Masuku Foundation at Youth Arena Centre in Pelandaba.

According to the beneficiaries at the event, the donation of assistive and mobility devices by the Foundation has come as a divine intervention to them as they were facing challenges of moving around without assistance from their loved ones.

Siphathisiwe Nyathi, from Lobengula has had to be guided by her daughter at all times and was very grateful to receive a white cane as it allows to move around independently.

Nyathi commended the donation saying it was a breakthrough for visually impaired members of society and a big relief to many beneficiaries who could not afford these mobility devices.

A man who identified himself as Dixon Mudimba said words could not express his happiness after he was given a pair crutches, replacing his wooden hand-made cane.

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Source - NANGO