15% of global population estimated at 1 billion people with disabilities

Zimnat assists children with disability project

Zimnat today (Thursday) handed over bed linen, an examination bed and a storage container, together worth more than $7 000, to St Christopher’s Children with Disability project, which aims to provide therapeutic and other services to children with disabilities in Hatcliffe.

St Christopher’s Children with Disability project aims to improve or restore lost functions of children with disability through various types of therapy, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, and the provision of devices to help compensate for their disability.

It also aims to help them better cope with the tasks of daily living through various training activities. It offers support and counselling to children with disability and their families.

The City of Harare’s Housing and Community Services Department has allowed the project to operate from the Hatcliffe Community Centre free of charge.

St Christopher’s Children with Disability is committed as well to working to eliminate discrimination against children with disability and their families based on their perceived incapacity.

Zimnat group chief executive Mustafa Sachak said Zimnat, which aims to make life better for others, was happy to be able to partner St Christopher’s Children with Disability in making life better for children with disability.

“St Christopher’s Children with Disability is offering much needed assistance to children with disability. Apart from trying to help them overcome or cope with their disability, its commitment to combatting and helping eliminate discrimination against children with disability and their families is very much in line with our own motto of making life better for others,” he said.

“We fully identify with their goal of working towards a society in which children with disability participate fully and enjoy the fundamental rights that we are all entitled to.

“We are happy to be able to support this project through the donation of bed linen, an examination bed and a storage container, all of which should help it achieve its objectives,” Mr Sachak said.




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