Monday, September 10

MONTERO MINING AND EXPLORATION DONATES WHEELCHAIRS TO CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABLITIES ON ZANZIBAR ISLAND

A shy, happy Sadra Hassan (9) was one of  30 children living with disability in Zanzibar who received wheelchairs from Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd., of Canada and their Tanzanian Joint Venture company, Wigu Hill Mining Company Limited on Saturday September 8, 2012. The wheelchairs, specifically designed for children, were manufactured by Wheelchairs For Kids of Australia.


‘We are delighted to be able to extend our assistance to the children on the Isles and be part of improving the quality of life for them, their parents and guardians. Today marks the commencement of a broader program where a further 130 wheelchairs will be distributed to children in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro Region.’ said Montero County Manager, Grant Pierce.

The handover was officiated at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Stone Town, Zanzibar who sourced the recipients and arranged the event.

‘Rotary is involved in a number of community projects in Zanzibar and we regard children with disabilities as amongst the most needy in our society. This is a wonderful day for them,’ said Rotarian Stephi Said.

The chairs are an improved design on the conventional wheelchair, have better maneuverability and are fully adjustable so can be fitted to each child’s size and needs.

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