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People with disabilities receive food aid

By Simbarashe Mwandipendaa

PEOPLE living with disability in Muzarabani district received food hampers from Open your
Heart care trust yesterday in Centenary.

The people who are currently starving in the Covid 19 pandemic era were made to smile by Trust.

The Trust’s life skills head Joyleen Savah said people should not stigmatize the disabled but instead assist them.

“It is our duty as a trust to stand for the disabled since disability does not mean inability people should not stigmatize the disabled but instead assist them,” she said.

Ward 15 councillor Asension Chidewu expressed gratitude over the Trust’s gesture.

“Many people are starving in this covid 19 era and a councillor l have managed to source food hampers from the trust.

“I have managed to lure this trust to come and assist people living with disability in this ward and our people have been remembered with food hampers since many families are struggling to put food on the table,” Chidewu said.

Open heart trust is assisting people living with disability at Gatu primary school and the special needs teacher Chengetai Murenje said the Trust is very instrumental.

“This trust is very instrumental to our school it has donated blankets,

“We are receiving a lot of support from this Trust, it gave us beds, blankets and today we are receiving food, the food we also use it to train some of our children cooking skills,” she said.

A parent Memory Chabata Rice said her Child needs good hygiene and she is happy that Open heart is assist her with detergents

“My child is living with a disability that need good hygiene and l am very happy that this Trust is assisting me with detegents,” she said.

Open Heart Trust was formed in 2013 and is currently targeting Muzarabani District while hoping to expand to other districts in Mashonaland Central province.


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