A Japanese motor vehicle dealing company has donated a Toyota Ipsum, 11 wheelchairs and some food stuffs to Kabulonga Boys School for the disabled in Lusaka.
Real Motors Japan Company president Shinichi Uchida observed that disability was a big challenge hence the need for companies to help the physically challenged people to lead comfortable lives.
Mr. Uchida said his company was happy to donate to the disabled pupils in order to enable them concentrate and do well in their school work.
He promised that apart from the donation made today, his company will in June this year donate sports equipment to the school so as to help promote sports at the institutions.
And Kabulonga Boys School for the disabled headmaster Inambao Mayeya said the donated vehicles would make the transportation of the boys for their physiotherapy sessions will be made easier as they will not have to rely on the school bus which is sometimes busy with other school programmes.
Mr. Mayeya has meanwhile disclosed that the school has inadequate resources and facilities to cater for the 3,000 pupils, 22 of whom are disabled while 15 more pupils with disabilities are expected to join the school this year.
He said the donations such the one from Real Motors Japan would greatly help in the running of the school.
Meanwhile, a disabled pupil, Alex Chipeta, urged his fellow pupils to take the donation as an morale booster for them to work hard in school.
Another disabled pupil Alick Wamunyima appealed to government to consider making their hostels more user friendly than now when the bathrooms are too small making and pupils using wheelchairs have difficulties using them.