Group donates wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in Anambra
A group Latter Day Saint Charity International has donated mobility aid materials to persons living with disability in Anambra State.
The group, which is an arm of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints based in America in partnership with Soroptomist International, Awka chapter, donated 20 wheelchairs, 20 elbow clutches and 20 armpit clutches to them.
Distributing the materials to persons living with disability in Awka, the President of Association for Comprehensive Empowerment of Nigerians with Disability(ASCEND), Chief Cosmas Okoli said the wheelchairs were specially designed to conform with (WHO) guideline on appropriate provision in less resource setting.
He explained that the wheelchairs have features that would make the beneficiaries easily fitted and convenient, adding that they were designed to be used even in difficult terrains.
Chief Okoli who said the event coincided with their launch of empowerment fund to assist their members, thanked the donors for their show of kindness.
The President of Soroptomist International Awka Chapter, Mrs Patricia Mmaduabom, said they decided to partner ASCEND for welfare purposes.
She added that in addition to their various support services, that they presented a cheque of N100,000 to ASCEND for their activities.