Rajiv equips Ugandans with disabilities with business skills

Rajiv equips Ugandans with disabilities with business skills
Eazzy Banking

Young and vibrant entrepreneur and businessman, Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia has taken to nurturing a new crop of Ugandans on achieving self-reliance and better livelihoods.

Rajiv, son of Uganda’s richest man Dr Sudhir Ruparelia graced this year’s Skills and Talent Expo 2018 organised by Rena community Development Association at Mengo Senior School

The event that attracted People with Disabilities (PWDs)  from Kampala Metropolitan areas of Wakiso, Mpigi, Kira, Kyengera, Entebbe and Kajjansi was organized Rena community development association, Mr Twaha Katende with a purpose to find  solution to the problems faced by PWDs. They  received a generous donation in cash and gifts

“I thank the organising committee for coming up with such a wonderful idea of uniting people and playing games so that their talents can be identified. Disability is not inability,” Mr. Rajiv said while giving his remarks.

He added: “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, the acting brains of the Ruparelia Group Empire also called upon the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to come up with capacity building programmes that can help the disabled to acquire skills and meet their desirable goals in future.

An Amptic soccer team of UPDF soldiers from Mubende squared off with  a selected team from Kampala regional Amptic soccer clubs in a game that was characterised by fan, jubilations and skills.

The Kampala Amptic soccer club walloped Mubende UPDF team 2:0.

Later, the guest of honour Mr Rajiv handed over the trophy to the winners and wheel chairs, crutches, walking frames, walking sticks and other mobility devices to the disability community.

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