Bank of Maldives (BML) has donated an additional 34 motorized wheelchairs to support people with mobility impairments in 20 islands across Maldives.
With the latest donation, BML’s wheelchair donation program has now seen the successful delivery of over 170 motorized wheelchairs across the country, enhancing the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities.
BML’s CEO and Managing Director Tim Sawyer noted that motorized wheelchairs provided greater freedom for people with disabilities to enjoy a productive and independent life.
“We began this program with the aim of delivering wheelchairs to every individual in the country in need of one, and we are proud to continue our work to reach this objective. The motorized wheelchairs provide greater freedom for people with disabilities to enjoy productive, independent lives wherever they are. It is heartening to see the benefits of this program across the country,” he said.
BML said it launched its wheelchair donation program in 2017, with the aim of donating motorized wheelchairs to every person in the country with a mobility impairment and able to independently operate a wheelchair.
The bank continues to support people with disabilities through various programs. Most recently, the bank donated MVR 100,000 to Maldives Association for Persons with Disabilities to run its ‘Healthy PWDs program’ in December last year.