Kenya Ports Authority KPA has donated 50 wheelchairs worth Ksh 850,000 to Eldoret-based Jawabu children’s home as part of their cooperate social responsibility.
Micheal Sangoro, head of Litigation and disputes at the Kenya Ports Authority said (KPA) has been undertaking similar programs in different parts of the country, including Kakamega, Kisumu and the port city of Mombasa.
“It’s a place like this that we do meet with KPA customers and port users, at times we do organize these activities when golf tournaments are taking place just to help the surrounding community”, Said Sangoro
Sangoro says KPA, in partnership with the Eldoret club, identified Jawabu rehabilitation centre as the facility to benefit from the donation since It hosts over 130 children with different disabilities.
” This event will mark the end of this program and on behalf of KPA Managing Director Captain William Ruto whom I represent today, we are glad that as an entity we can make a difference in the lives of Kenyan people”, added Sangoro
Sangoro adds that community programs have been a part of the Ports Authority and have been actively engaged in providing solutions and donations to vulnerable members of the society even before the inauguration of the new constitution in 2010 that required government institutions to have such initiatives.
“The donation we have given out today will enable children in that facility to have an easy movement to wherever they want to go around the facility,” he said
Patrick Korir, the Director at Jawabu rehabilitation centre lauded the generous gesture for the Ports Authority which he says will go a long way to help the over 100 disabled children hosted at the facility.
The director says wheelchairs remain one of the essentials children at the facility need for movement, especially for those who are physically disabled.
“It has been a difficult task carrying these children from one place to another, one has to take some rest before moving the children to where they are supposed to be at a given time, furthermore these children need a playground and farms where different types of food can be produced for them to eat.
We continue to request other well-wishers to come on board the way KPA has done today to help these children live a meaningful life, “said Patrick