THE Rotary Club of Georgetown in collaboration with the Mohan Thani foundation on Tuesday donated 50 wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health for distribution to remote areas across Guyana.
According to a press release from the Rotary Club of Georgetown, persons who have physical mobility challenges still have to visit hospitals, rehabilitation centres, and, in some cases, homes for senior citizens. And wheelchairs are just one tool to assist the caregivers to help such individuals to regain some level of independence.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown was overjoyed to offer relief to persons who will eventually receive those wheelchairs. This donation takes the total amount of wheelchairs donated so far for this year to 60.
“The Rotary Club of Georgetown has made notable contributions to society, such as the construction of the Convalescent Home, construction of water wells in areas such as Old England/Siberia, Coomacka and Kuru Kururu,” the release said.
The organisation also made numerous donations over the years to several organisations throughout the length and breadth of Guyana.
Among the things donated so far are food supplies to many senior citizens’ homes; Christmas gifts to hospitalised children, and medical equipment to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and other institutions.
The organisation has also supported many Rotaract and Interact clubs, conducted several medical outreaches, and coordinated many other projects over the past 63 years.
“The Mohan Thani Foundation [on the other hand] is a non-profit organization which was formed as a tribute to the late Mohan Thani. The organisation was founded by his son, Gautam Thani, in 2014 and has helped numerous families in countless ways through monetary contributions or services. In 2019, the Mohan Thani Foundation started a wheelchair project which provides wheelchairs to individuals who need these and also to organizations and hospitals nationwide,” the release stated.
The foundation aspires to enhance its philanthropic efforts through the provision of new equipment and technologies, which would be used to improve the lives of those in need.
The club will continue to partner with the Mohan Thani Foundation and other organisations to offer “service above self.”