As part of their initiative to spread the cheer among the vulnerable communities, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and its Ugandan distributor, The Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC) have donated 40 beds and 40 mattresses to Katalemwa Cheshire Home of Rehabilitation Services (KCH) in a project aimed at uplifting and improving the quality of life for children and young people with disabilities.

CMC HR, Brenda Wenjuli (in black jacket) hands over matresses and beds to Samali Matovu, the ED Katalemwa Cheshire Home

CMC HR, Brenda Wenjuli (in black jacket) hands over matresses and beds to Samali Matovu, the ED Katalemwa Cheshire Home

The project is part of Ford’s annual Global Caring Month (GCM) initiative.

Ford Brand Manager, Richard Musani said Ford is committed to making the lives of vulnerable people better. “We know there is still much more work to do and we are committed to moving forward and improving the quality of life for people in our communities, not just for one month or one year, but in sustainable ways over a long period of time,” Musani said.

Samalie Matovu, the Executive Director KCH commended Ford for uplifting the lives of children at the home. “We are very grateful for the donation. We would like to extend a vote of thanks to Ford and CMC for the help

extended to us. Most of the beds at the facility are dilapidated making many children share a bed with their caretakers,” Matovu said.

Some of the beds and mattresses which Ford donated to Katalemwa

Some of the beds and mattresses which Ford donated to Katalemwa

In his message, CMC Country Manager, Herman Mbalasi said that Ford has a strong legacy of investing in people, showing care and commitment to help build a better world for the communities in which they operate. “We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Ford Global Caring Month, and being able to play a role in improving the quality of life for people in our local community – not just for a few days, but over the long-term,” Mbalasi said.

The project is part of Ford’s annual Global Caring Month (GCM) initiative.

GCM is a signature initiative of the Ford Volunteer Corps. It’s an annual opportunity for teams of Ford employees and dealer partners to band together and help meet the most pressing needs of their local communities. Addressing these needs has a long-term positive impact not only on the lives of individuals, but the community as a whole.  Founded 48 years ago, KCH is a non-governmental organisation which provides access to quality holistic rehabilitation services for children and young people with orthopaedic, spinal, and mental developmental abnormalities or injuries.

 

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