By Anthony Kushaba
Onz gym and Nutritional Center, a community-based organization in Kabale District, in collaboration with Grace Villa home for orphans and vulnerable girls, donated ten brand new wheelchairs and four pairs of clutches to People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Kabale District.
Speaking at the handover of the items on Wednesday at the Highland Hotel in Kabale Municipality, Onesmus Tumusiime, Executive Director of Onz gym and Nutritional Center, said that with the organization’s motto “every life matters,” he started the organization to support PWDs, mentally ill people, and older people, whom he discovered was a class of people who were abandoned in the community.
When he realized how difficult it was for PWDs to walk, he lobbied Grace Villa, a home for orphans and vulnerable girls, which gave him all ten wheelchairs and four clutches.
Tumusiime stated that the organization will continue to advocate for vulnerable people so that they can be happy in society.
Sam Arineitwe, the Central Division LC3 Chairperson, reminded the audience that a disability can occur at any time.
As a result, she urged the public to always support such people with disabilities, pointing out that everyone is a candidate for a disability.
The recipients, who include Elinasan Kanyaruju, Abel Ndyamuhaki, and Allen Tugumisirize, stated that they have struggled with crawling and are hoping that the new wheelchairs and clutches will allow them to attend their respective places of worship as well as work places.