The Minister of Water and Sanitation who is also a member of Parliament for Chikwawa Nkombedzi Constituency on Tuesday donated twelve wheelchairs to physically challenged children drawn from her constituency at Msomo under Five Clinic in the constituency.
According to the Minister, the donation was sourced from The Church of Christ through a local Non-Governmental Organization, Changing Lives of People with Disabilities (CHALOD). In her remarks during the function, Mia pleaded with parents and guardians to abstain from neglecting their physically challenged children. She told parents and guardians to “take good care of them and tend to their unique needs.”
She urged the parents to ensure that they send their children to school and to ensure that they take part in activities that will allow them to develop other aspects of their being.
“We should always remember that in many instances, although a child may be physically challenged, the child’s mind remains with great potential. Such potential can be harnessed and the child can develop into an individual who could make a significant contribution to their family and society at large,” she said.
According to Mia, “it is our collective responsibility as Malawians to help people with disabilities to realize their full potential” hence urging everyone to take part in bettering their lives.
Mia did not only donate the wheelchairs but also spiced up the event with a donation of bales of sugar, salt, and bags of maize to the wheelchair beneficiaries.