By Our Reporter
Goldstar Insurance showed love to needy children of Katalemwa Cheshire Children’s Home when it delivered 25 wheelchairs to help in the rehabilitation of the disadvantaged children.
Paul Kavuma, the deputy managing director of Goldstar Insurance said the corporate firm will do more good things for Katalemwa because they are special having rehabilitated disabled children and adults since 1970.
“We are going to continue working with Katalemwa because they are special. We will come back again,” Kavuma promised. He said the insurance decided to donate to Katelemwa because they have an obligation to help other people who are needy.
Samali Matovu, the executive director of Katalemwa Cheshire Children’s Home acknowledged that the donation will go a long way in rehabilitating children. She added that many parents cannot afford to buy appliances for their children hence the need for support from organizations like Goldstar.
“With the new wheelchairs from Goldstar, children will be able to access social services like education because they can now move to school. Mobility had hampered them,” Matovu, who revealed that sustaining the home’s activities is a challenge, said.
The home has a team of professionals who offer services like occupational therapy, physiotherapy, counselling, measurement and fitting of assistive devices, construction of therapy equipment at home using locally available raw materials and empowering caregivers with basic rehabilitation skills.
The team also meets with community leaders to create awareness about disabilities and their management.