HARDWARE, Builder’s City has donated groceries and other essentials such as sanitary pads to Morapeli Disabled Centre in Motsekuoa.
The centre which was established in 1970 looks after children from the age of five. It currently takes care of 72 disabled children.
Speaking during a weekend handover ceremony, Builder’s City Marketing Manager, ‘Maleseli Tota, said they had donated to the centre as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Ms Tota said they had decided to donate to the centre because disabled challenged children tend to be neglected.
Builder’s City has in the past erected two 2500-litre water tanks after the centre highlighted that they were facing a critical shortage of water.
“We are still going to donate some things to Morapeli Disabled Centre to improve it. Children should study in a conducive and healthy environment,” Ms Tota said.
Speaking on behalf of the centre, Sister Mary Chechile expressed her gratitude to Builder’s City for their kindness.
“I want to express my special gratitude to Builder’s City for such great initiative. I fall short of words. We are always grateful for their assistance. We would be struggling a lot were it not for such donations,” Ms Chechile said.
She applauded Builder’s City for considering them.
The centre needs groceries and other basic necessities every month to keep it running and it relied on well-wishers.
Ms Chechile said they would like to start income generating projects such poultry and piggery.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Qamotane Maina commended Builder’s City for taking care of them.
Mr Maina said they felt honoured by the donation.
“We thank Builder’s City for giving us food which is vital for our body functioning and growth. Covid-19 made our lives difficult but we never went to bed hungry because of the generosity of well-wishers.”