First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received a donation of 100 special wheelchairs from the Giants Group of Nairobi.
The 100 special wheelchairs brings to 240 the number of mobility carts the ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative has received since March when the First Lady began implementing the second Strategic Plan of her Beyond Zero initiative.
Last week, the First Lady distributed 140 hand-driven mobility carts to persons living with disability in Migori County.
The Kenya Relief Organisation, a faith-based organization from Migori that helps vulnerable groups across the country, donated the carts; other beneficiaries of the 140 carts were drawn from Kwale, Narok, Kisumu, Nakuru, Machakos, Lamu, Eldoret, Kisii, Busia, Bomet and Kericho.
The chairs donated by the Giants Group of Nairobi will be distributed to needy Kenyans in line with the new strategic plan of the ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative.
Giants Group of Nairobi is a charitable organization which has been offering services to the less fortunate members of the society in Nairobi and across the country for over 30 years now.
The new strategic plan consolidates the gains made by the Beyond Zero initiative in the last four years. It is also designed to boost access to quality medical services for cancer and fistula, and ensuring fairness for children living with disability.
As he handed over the wheelchairs at a ceremony held in State House, Nairobi, the chairman of the Giants Group of Nairobi, Mr Altaf Abdalla, thanked the First Lady for her devotion to uplifting the lives of the less fortunate.
“We sincerely appreciate your hard work in putting a smile on the face of Kenyans through the ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative,” Mr Abdalla said.
The Giants Group pledged to work with the Beyond Zero secretariat to ensure the First Lady’s vision was achieved.
They also pledged their support to ensure that as many citizens as possible get access to services that would improve their lives.
“If there is anything we can do to uplift the lives of Kenyans, then we are ready to partner with you,” the businessman said.
On her part, the First Lady expressed her appreciation to the organisation, saying the wheelchairs would change the life of many Kenyans living with disability.
“On behalf of Beyond Zero, I would like to say ‘thank you’. We appreciate your generosity and concern for the less fortunate,” said the First Lady.
At another function also held at State House, the First Lady donated a bus with special features to Therapies For Kids, to provide transport for children living with disability.
Therapies For Kids is a state-of-the art shop that allows the families of children with disabilities to access their therapy needs in one place.