Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing Director of Crane Management Services (CMS), a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, dug into his generous pockets and donated gifts worth millions to to People with Disabilities at the Skills and Talent Expo 2018.
The expo organised by Rena Community Development Association took placeon Thursday at Mengo Senior School, in Kampala. The event attracted participants from Kampala and Wakiso districts.
The expo according to Twaha Katende, the executive director of Rena Community Development, the expo which is held annually aims at finding a solution to the problems faced by PWDs. He said this year’s theme was to achieve self-reliance and better livelihoods.
In his speech, Rajiv Ruparelia, called upon the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to come up with capacity building programmes that can help the disabled acquire skills and meet their desirable goals in future.
“As Ruparelia group, we have been at the fore front of working closely with the disabled. That’s why in all our buildings, we have decided to set up some places where these people can work,” he said.
He said these facilities were accessible at Kampala Boulevard Building, Hardware City, Market Plaza and Kingdom Kampala.
Rajiv Ruparelia funded over 60% of the budget for this year’s PWDs annual expo also called upon the members to work together for the benefit of their association. He also reminded them that disability is not inability.