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Ford Donates Beds, Mattresses To Katalemwa Home Of Children With Disabilities

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and its Ugandan distributor, the Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC) have donated 40 beds and 40 mattresses to Katalemwa Cheshire Home of Rehabilitation Services (KCH) in a project aimed at uplifting and improving the quality of life for children and young people with disabilities.

The project is part of Ford’s annual Global Caring Month (GCM) initiative.

GCM is a signature initiative of the Ford Volunteer Corps. It’s an annual opportunity for teams of Ford employees and dealer partners to band together and help meet the most pressing needs of their local communities. Addressing these needs has a long-term positive impact not only on the lives of individuals, but the community as a whole.

This year, thousands of Ford volunteers tackled 300 community upliftment projects across six continents. Ford Fund – the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company – contributed more than $700,000 for tools and supplies to complete the projects globally.

Ford Brand Manager, Richard Musani addressing the gathering

In the Sub-Saharan Africa region, volunteers undertook more than 35 projects in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, and Uganda. The scope of these projects included working with environmental, agricultural, clean water, educational, and welfare organisations.

In his address delivered by CMC Uganda HR Brenda Wenjuli, the Country Manager, Herman Mbalasi said that Ford has a strong legacy of investing in people, showing care and commitment to help build a better world for the communities in which they operate. “We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Ford Global Caring Month, and being able to play a role in improving the quality of life for people in our local community – not just for a few days, but over the long-term,” Mbalasi said.

The Ford team cleaning dormitories at Katalemwa Cheshire Home

KCH is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 1970, which provides access to quality holistic rehabilitation services for children and young people with orthopaedic, spinal, and mental developmental abnormalities or injuries.

KCH is supported by local community-based rehabilitation centres, rights-based programming and working with families, communities, civil society, development partners and government.

 

 

 

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