It was a moment of joy and life as Mr Rajiv Ruparelia the managing Director of Crane Management Services (CMS) met, greeted and donated an assortment of items worth millions of shillings to people living with disabilities.
Rajiv was at the Skills and Talent Expo 2018 for people living with disabilities and organized by Rena community Development Association at Mengo secondary school in Kampala.
Participants were drawn from Wakiso, Mpigi, Kira, Kyengera, Entebbe and Kajjansi including those from army who suffered injuries from wars.
Mr Rajiv bought merchandise produced by the participants worth millions of money and donated to them items like wheel chairs, crutches, walking frames, walking sticks to enhance their mobility.
People with disabilities to prove that disability is not inability competed in games and sports like football and basketball and at the end of the day winners were awarded with trophies and certificates by Mr Rajiv Ruparelia who was the chief guest.
Uganda Peoples Defense forces Amptic soccer team from Kabamba military barracks faced off with selected team from Kampala regional Amptic soccer.
At the end of the day Kampala Amptic soccer club won UPDF amptic team from Kabamba military barracks in Mubende district by 2:0.
Speaking at the closure of the event, Mr Rajiv Ruparelia commended the organizing committee for coming up with the beautiful idea of uniting people with disabilities and playing games so that their talents can be identified.
He also urged the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to come up with capacity building programmes that can help the disabled to acquire skills and meet their desirable goals in future.
Rajiv inspecting items locally manufactured by PWDS[/caption]
He further called upon the members to work together for the benefit of their association and reminded them that disability is not inability.
Twaha Katende the chairman of the organizing committee of the event said the expo was aimed at finding a solution to the problems faced by PWDs.
He said “We can only achieve this by giving out all that we can to make their lives better.